The Chancellor George Osborne has just sent an open letter to all public sector workers asking how they can “get more for less.”
He wants to find more ways to cut public services.
Here at UNISON we know that you’ve been struggling for years to provide these vital services while budgets and jobs have been cut, and pay has been frozen or capped.
We think Mr Osborne should know this too: after five years of cuts he needs to know the strain public service workers are under.
That’s why I’m urging you to have your say and respond to Mr Osborne’s request.
We think the Chancellor could make savings by:
- stopping the privatisation of public services – we’ll get more for less if we’re not paying out profit to businesses;
- cutting the use of agency staff and consultants – their day rates are much higher than regular staff;
- stopping the reorganisation of public services, it wastes money – reorganising the NHS cost us £3bn.
But what do you think? Let the Chancellor know by responding to his online survey.