PCS brands Tory plans for DTI job cuts a “crude game”

The
Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has dismissed Conservative plans to
axe 4,000 staff in the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) as "a crude
attempt to outbid the Government on who can cut the most jobs".

The
PCS said that businesses and standards at work would be fundamentally damaged
by their proposals, including fairness in the workplace, work on science and
innovation and encouraging business and enterprise.

Mark
Serwotka, PCS general secretary, said: “Under their plans, there will be less
accountability on where public grants helping businesses go, and deregulation,
which will see fat cats getting fatter, rather than Government getting leaner.

"Rather
than trying to outbid each other in a macho game of who can cut the most [jobs]
and insulting civil servants, branding them faceless bureaucrats, it is time
the Tories and the Government took a step back and thought through the
devastating impact of this crude game on the delivery of public services,” he
said.

By Michael Millar

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