Cuts in jobs and ministers’ salaries

Some 3,000 public sector workers will be sent home next year.

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler says 2,000 employees from Central Government and statutory bodies will be retrenched from January, while the remainder will be sent off in March.

Government ministers and parliamentary secretaries will also be taking a 10 per cent pay cut as part of the measures aimed at stemming the country’s widening fiscal deficit.

More details soon.

21 Responses to Cuts in jobs and ministers’ salaries

  1. Gregg Moseley Clarke
    Gregg Moseley Clarke December 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    he job is what want cutting. but in tru bajan from we do nothing

  2. 'Randall King December 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Should have cut the number of ministers also.

  3. Prince Nick
    Prince Nick December 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Question to Chris …we nkow when ppl will get send home but when will govt and Mps cut take effect??

  4. Tanja Adis
    Tanja Adis December 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Things are getting worse in bim like that…people need employment!!! Better first cut all their salaries first ey…

  5. David F. Cabral
    David F. Cabral December 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Government ministers if they really cared, should take a 30% pay cut, get rid of the Government vehicles, Stop traveling 1st. class, pay their own bills, Fire all those “boards”, get rid of the ministers without portfolio, cut your own grass; and 3000 layoffs could be cut to 1500 or less. DLP, with the D now standing for Desperate, Despicable, Deplorable, Distasteful, Dastardly, Dishonest and just Don’t care.

  6. Prince Nick
    Prince Nick December 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm

  7. Christal P. Austin
    Christal P. Austin December 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Cutting staff is one thing – restructuring, modernizing and increasing efficiency in the name of generating more foreign exchange and true cost savings are another. During the budget they spoke of rationalizing ministries to eliminate duplication of effort. It would be good to get an update on that at this time as well. Less people doing the same things is not enough of a strategy to have long term benefit to our country.

  8. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock December 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    A Black,black Christmas,no Santa Claus!

  9. Gregg Moseley Clarke
    Gregg Moseley Clarke December 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Good thing the BLP was telling lies. Clearly they lied when Owen first mentioned Clico

  10. Ian Matic Gale
    Ian Matic Gale December 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Ministers salaries should be cut by more than 10%.. they also need to abolish these constituency councils n free bus fare for school children..

    Unfortunately these job cuts will only cause more socio-economic problems since the NIS now gotta pay unemployment benefits.. less ppl will be working so less ppl will pay taxes n less patronage of businesses will still result in less VAT collection..

    I really hope they achieve their objectives.. SMFH

  11. 'Randall King December 13, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Can anyone believe what the PM and MOF says anymore?

  12. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins December 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Meanwhile Santa Chris has delieverd his sack of goodies on Good Friday! SMDH. Reduce the cabinet if possible, ministers not doing enough but of course that is just my opinion.

  13. Joi M. Joaquin
    Joi M. Joaquin December 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Bermuda jes cut out 3 Ministers to save money … Interesting … apply more pressure to ya Gov..

  14. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua December 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    The government need to take a leaf from this man page..

  15. james wilkinson December 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    i hope that the government will read what David F cabral wrote and do it.

  16. Cheryl Maynard
    Cheryl Maynard December 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Well said Mr. David F Cabral

  17. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock December 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Nick,this is fuh real,no ho! ho he ain’t coming to town.

  18. Harriett December 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    1. Didn’t Prime Minister Stuart know this 1 week ago when he made the statement that he did?

    2. The Minister should begin by retrenching those persons who were taken on at the last elections. Be fair, and start there. Also, there are hundreds of persons (maybe thousands) across various Government Departments who boast of not working or of working very few hours each day. Retrench them.

    3. Stop free bus fares for all children and assist those who really need assistance.

    4. Discontinue the community councils, so far they have been very ineffective.

    5. Reduce the number of MPs. Several of them come to mind – Senator Jepter Ince, Senator Harcourt A. Husbands and Hon. Patrick M. T. Todd.

  19. Kamio Williams-Holder
    Kamio Williams-Holder December 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    So ammm I hope de same ministers money get cut too r some get time home to see how it feel

  20. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer December 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    chop from the top!


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