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Civil service complusary redundancy
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My wife is currently claiming JSA and has been enrolled onto a two-week course starting next Monday all about recruitment into the Civil Service and how to present skills from elsewhere as matching the Civil Service requirements. She asked if the course would go ahead given the announcement and the response was that in the local area there are 3,618 vacancies in the Civil Service and those vacancies still need to be filled as the tasks still need to be done.
If the announcements this week amount to anything, it will be those current vacancies that are the first to go (as in they will never be filled).
I suspect also, the roles will still exist but they will no longer be Civil Service jobs but become outsourced.
My take on it is :
1) Its a Goverment announcement by JRM to distract the public from the the ecomomic state the country is in
2) It will take time for ANY decisions to be made - it won`t be you turn up Monday morning and they say your sacked !.
3) They will aim to acheive the reductions through natural wastage - redundancies are a long way away as they are expensive
4) IF you are in a department or work area that will be affected they will try to redeply you before offering redundancy
5) If you are not a Union member join a Union (they can help you if redundancy is threatened.
I am going to to double-check with my union tomorrow but seems my position is relatively secure which is has reassured me.