Between 2,500 and 2,800 public servants have been retrenched so far.
That’s according to Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Chris Sinckler, who says the number of laid off workers at the National Conservation Commission is still uncertain.
He said Government’s fiscal consolidation programme is on track, but must be closely monitored.
“There are some other departments that have taken the opportunity to do restructuring that may not have been captured in the original number . . . but don’t hold me to any specific figures, but in that range,” the minister told reporters this afternoon, as he treated close to 400 of his constituent to the annual scenic ride and luncheon which culminated at the King George V Memorial Park in St. Philip.
Back in December last year, in his Ministerial Statement, the finance minister announced that 3,000 public servants would be retrenched.