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Government refutes ‘job cuts’ report

The government has come out all guns blazing - disputing claims that 30 000 public servants stand to lose their lively hoods.

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On Friday, the Mail&Guardian reported that the job cuts form part of the government's cost-cutting measures. 

 

But Public Service and Administration spokesperson, Mava Scott, says the claims made in the paper are misleading.

 

"The are no plans by the government to retrench 30 000 people, we don't know where they are getting those numbers," says Scott. 

 

The newspaper says treasury has set aside R4-billion for this financial year to kick-start the process of issuing severance packages.

 

Scott has accused the newspaper of causing panic in the public sector and the public.

 

He adds government cannot retrench workers without consulting labour unions first.

 

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