29 Aug 2023

PSA hopes job losses aren't part of government cuts

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 29 August 2023

The Public Service Association is hopeful job cuts won't be on the cards to meet the government's edict for the public sector to cut up to 2 percent from their baseline budgets.

The government is seeking to cut a further $4 billion from its budgets over the next four years, over and above $4 billion it asked agencies to save in May's Budget.

The Union's national secretary, Duane Leo, says public sector chief executives should consult closely with workers on the ground to find the savings, because of their more intimate knowledge of where efficiency could be found.

Leo spoke to Corin Dann.