More NewsCivil service union seeks halt to job cuts after HMRC bungle

Civil service union seeks halt to job cuts after HMRC bungle

Civil service union says that HMRC's data loss was an accident waiting to happen and that job cuts should be put on hold while a review begins

The largest civil service union has called on the government to halt its
programme of job cuts and consider the adverse affect of those cuts on public
security.

Following HM Revenue & Customs’ loss of data and the announcement of a
review into how it happened, the Public and Commercial Services union
(PCS) said
that outsourcing, job cuts and office closures had created ‘an accident waiting
to happen’.

‘It is vital that the review announced today considers the effect of these
cuts and halts them while the review is ongoing,’ said PCS general secretary
Mark Serwotka.

About 25,000 jobs are expected to be cut at the taxman between 2005 and 2012
as part of its efficiency drive.

Further reading:

Efficiency drive led to HMRC data
loss, claims PAC boss

Tabloids lay into government over
HMRC data loss

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