It looks like another 460 bureaucrats are for the chop.
Sounds like a reasonable plan to me.
But apparently Labour State Services spokesperson Mr Robertson is not happy.
Mr Robertson said National did not have a plan for developing "21st century" public services.
"Of course the public service needs to adapt and change, but this needs to be done by working with communities, businesses and public servants themselves rather than cutting services and staff," he said
His solution to the undoubted need to change, by "working with communities, businesses and public servants", has bullshit written all over it.
The first plan Labour would develop should they ever get back into power, would be to re-employ these people faster than Clark getting to a test match or Goff U turning the Axe the Tax bus.
I am happy to see $25mil+ ($80m as Adolf points out) shaved off government spending, while a real plan for surviving this century is worked out.
(I don't use the word surviving lightly. I hear it every day from friends and customers)
Something along the lines of providing only what we need, at a price we can actually afford.
General Debate 22 December 2014
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