New South Wales

Oct 25, 2012

Redundant for Christmas? Eighty face chop from NSW IR

The careers of 80 NSW public servants are hanging by a thread as a standoff between the Commonwealth and the O'Farrell government threatens to slash funding.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Close to 80 New South Wales public servants are facing Christmas on the scrapheap as Treasurer Mike Baird dilly-dallies on a contract extension offered to his department by the federal Fair Work Ombudsman.

Staff at NSW Industrial Relations — the body charged with guarding employees across the state from dodgy bosses — have been told there is no guarantee of work when the state government’s contract with the Commonwealth expires at the end of the year.

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4 thoughts on “Redundant for Christmas? Eighty face chop from NSW IR

  1. Edward James

    Guarding employees across the state against dodgy bosses. What a sad surprise for these people who were not able to identify dodgy political allsorts! Edward James

  2. Arty

    It is time that employees stopped relying on other people to look after their interests.

    Maybe they should try some self help.

    Like setting up a trade union.

  3. John Bennetts

    Anybody know how parliament went today? Any chance of an update?

    Perhaps tomorrow, then?

  4. Mort

    Someone should be keeping a tally of how many jobs are axed by the NSW government. My bet it will be comparable to Newmans QLD.
    Just a bit stealthier, couple hundred here, couple hundred there.

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