We will see longer queues at the Social Security offices. Reskilling perhaps???
Updated: 19:47, Wednesday July 4, 2012
Treasury documents show 3600 jobs will be cut from NSW hospitals and 2400 are set to be axed from schools and TAFE colleges.
Treasury documents show 3600 jobs will be cut from NSW hospitals and a further 2400 are set to be axed from schools and TAFE colleges over the next four years, according to Mr Robertson.
‘What we see is a premier who is hiding and each day we see a little more trickle out in regards to these job losses,’ he told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday.
‘The fact is that if you cut 6000 jobs across health and education you are impacting frontline services.
‘What you’ll see is public sector workers and the wider community start to express their frustration with Barry O’Farrell.’
The cuts are part of the 1.2 per cent annual labour expense cap announced in last month’s budget, which could result in the loss of 10,000 public-sector jobs over the next four years.
This is on top of 5000 redundancies announced in September.
The government on Tuesday conceded the numbers were not capped, and there were no guarantees that more jobs would not be lost.
The news prompted calls from the opposition on Wednesday for Premier Barry O’Farrell to explain fully the extent and nature of the cuts.
‘It’s time for the premier to come clean and tell the public exactly which workers will be sacked and which public services will axed,’ Mr Robertson said in a statement.
He said the cuts would have patients waiting longer at hospitals and would make it harder for teachers, with support staff including teachers’ aides and school counsellors set to lose their jobs.
The government has repeatedly said that frontline jobs will not be axed.