Britain’s public sector is paying the price for the government’s consultancy habit

The pandemic has shown relying on these private companies to deliver core services simply doesn’t work Last modified on Mon 20 Sep 2021 02.32 EDT When he was leader of the opposition, David Cameron did not mince his criticism of the Labour government’s dependency on consultancy companies. Speaking in 2008, he lambasted how, “for the last decade or so, in […]

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Hayden Panettiere Attends First Public Event in Two Years, Weeks After Reuniting With Abusive Ex

The ‘Nashville’ alum is all smiles when taking a picture with Paula Abdul, ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ star Caroline D’Amore and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ actress Katerina Graham at a special screening of ‘Cooking with Paris’. AceShowbiz –Hayden Panettiere has finally made her first appearance at a public event in more than two years. The former “Nashville” star, who recently reunited […]

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NY Public Library workers rip systems handling of COVID in scathing online missive

More On: new york public library Put it in the books! NYC public libraries set to reopen in these boroughs ‘Thelma and Louise’ celebrates 30 years with a drive-in New Midtown library is exactly what NYC needs after pandemic  ‘Check out’ New York Public Library’s dazzling transformation —room by room New York Public Library workers have posted an online missive […]

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NYC public libraries reopen in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island

More On: new york public library ‘Thelma and Louise’ celebrates 30 years with a drive-in New Midtown library is exactly what NYC needs after pandemic  ‘Check out’ New York Public Library’s dazzling transformation —room by room NYPL to ‘Get Back’ to business after renovation, COVID pandemic closure It’s a bookworm bonanza! Big Apple public libraries are beginning to fully reopen […]

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NSW public service union election rocked by allegations

The President of the NSW Public Service Association has asked the state industrial commission to investigate her own union’s elections as she launches an attempt to be elected general secretary, claiming the voting has been marred by the use of members’ resources to support the incumbent leadership team. President Kylie McKelvie is heading a ticket aiming to replace the leadership […]

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Labour says public inquiry into Covid response should start in June

Labour says formal public inquiry into Government’s handling of coronavirus crisis should start in JUNE when Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap ends after Jonathan Van Tam warns launching a probe now would be ‘an extra burden’ Labour urging Government to start public inquiry into Covid response in June Shadow minister Rachel Reeves said it must be independent and held in public […]

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New public drunkenness laws to focus on health, not police response

Victorians who are drunk in public will no longer be incarcerated and police should play as little a role in their treatment as possible under recommendations for new laws aimed at decriminalising public drunkenness in Victoria. A government-commissioned report recommends "safe places" be set up that include first-response medical staff and equipment, culturally appropriate processes, sobering services for long-term recovery […]

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Who are public sector workers?

PUBLIC Sector workers could face a pay freeze in 2021, despite brave NHS and police workers putting themselves on the line during Covid-19. The public sector accounts for a huge chunk of employment opportunities – but what exactly is it and what types of job are included in it? What is the public sector in the UK? The public sector […]

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Hundreds of public servants contract COVID as infections grow

Hundreds of Indonesian public servants have been struck down by the coronavirus, with bureaucrats in the Health Ministry the worst affected. Data published on the Jakarta provincial government website showed that 252 health public servants working in the capital have contracted the virus. The Transportation Ministry was the second worst-affected, reporting 175 infections, the ministries of Communications, Finance and Defence […]

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