Govt considers contracting out public servants
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:31a.m.
The Government has been looking into the possibility of contracting out New Zealand public servants to other countries, Fairfax Media.
Nelson MP Nick Smith, who recently visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to look into setting up an environmental standards agency, said that countries such as China and the UAE could be potential markets if the move goes ahead.
"It makes sense for us to be able to retain the high skills and the foreign exchange earnings from their good systems and staff," Dr Smith told Fairfax.
But Brenda Pilott, national secretary of the Public Service Association, called the move a money-making venture.
"It does seem ironic that at a time when the Government is running down the public service and taking out valued expertise and capacity, it is willing to consider using it to make money," she said.
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9/08/2012 7:09:18 p.m.
My god ......... This Nick Smith has caused enough damage already . If anyone should go to China let it be him.
9/08/2012 12:55:45 p.m.
i work in the public sector and i have been told, that my colleagues might lose their job to overseas workers.
Why pay a kiwi $20 dollars hr vs qualifying Chinese person for 10$ dollars hr.
what a waste of time getting a degree!
9/08/2012 12:55:43 p.m.
9/08/2012 12:35:04 p.m.
go way Nick Smith wrote:
Classic Nick Smith double-talk. He's messed up enough times, why does he not just GET LOST.
9/08/2012 12:21:28 p.m.
Now we wait for National public relations posters in the form of Mike and Eddie and Chris to come on and tell us how brilliant an idea this really is.
I am hoping TV3 will truely consider the idea of including a disclosure clause in their TOS so that these people have to declare themselves as National Party stooges.
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