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Union protest at Boateng appointment

Civil servants' union protests over appointment of Paul Boateng to top post.

Top civil servants’ union the FDA has launched a bitter protest over the appointment of Gordon Brown’s number two, Paul Boateng, to a top diplomatic post in South Africa.

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FDA organiser Paul Whiteman said awarding plum posts to policians without any competition from career diplomats smacked of cronyism at a time when government cuts mean many civil servants face the axe.

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