TUC – the government is treating the civil service “with contempt”

Commenting on reports that the Prime Minister has ordered mass redundancies in the civil service, TUC Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak said:

“The government is yet again treating the civil service with contempt.

“Civil servants are key workers who keep this country running.

“They deliver vital services, collect taxes, help people back into employment, regulate medicines, negotiate trade deals and thousands of other things that bind society together.

“We all rely on civil servants to get on with our everyday lives.

“It is shameful that the Prime Minister is throwing them under a bus to distract from the government’s failure to deal with the cost of living crisis.”