public sector

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Canada – Less wage discrimination for women, aboriginals, and visible minorities in public sector, not higher salaries overall finds the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Women, aboriginal workers, and visible minority workers experience less wage discrimination in the public sector than in the private sector, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study compares the wages of full-time public and private sector workers and finds significant gaps in the wages of women, aboriginal … Continue reading

Austerity in US / Public sector employment has fallen by over 600,000 during the ‘recovery’

As Ben Bernanke put it, “people don’t appreciate how tight fiscal policy has been” Continue reading

Canada / Governments slash jobs at record pace

Canadian governments are slashing jobs with notable speed, one of the reasons behind the weaker showing in the labour market. Continue reading

US / Government-financed jobs account for more than 25 percent of nonfarm payroll jobs in seven states

In 2012, public-sector employment made up more than 16 percent of the US labor market. Direct government employment fails to capture the full impact of government spending on state labor markets Continue reading

India / 100,000 public sector jobs available

Over 100,000 public sector jobs — in banks, Railways, Food Corporation of India, Indian Ordinance Factories, Bharat Coking Coal and many other PSUs — are up for grabs Continue reading

UK / 450 public sector jobs ‘lost daily’

Almost 450 jobs have been lost from councils and police forces across the UK every day since the coalition came to power, according to a new report. Unison said its study, published ahead of the latest unemployment figures, showed that the Government should do more to ease the jobs “crisis.” General secretary Dave Prentis said: … Continue reading

India / 1.7 million apply for 1500 jobs in India’s largest state-run bank

India’s largest state-run bank has received 1.7 million applications for 1500 entry-level clerk jobs – and has promised to examine all of them. State Bank of India chairman Pratip Chaudhuri attributed the huge interest to good marketing and attractive employment terms, with the number of applications underlining the appeal of “jobs for life” in the … Continue reading

Greece / Creditors discuss public sector layoffs

Officials say talks this coming week between crash-strapped Greece and its international creditors will focus heavily on the possibility of public sector layoffs. Representatives of the creditors – the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund – held preliminary talks with Greek finance officials Sunday but reached no decisions. Three Finance … Continue reading

US / Orphan Clauses / State workers face smaller pension benefits

For public sector workers across the country, the difference of a couple of years, months or even days when starting on the job could mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement benefits. Facing ballooning bills and strained budgets, 45 states have either cut pension benefits or increased mandatory employee retirement plan … Continue reading

India / State minorities development minister: ‘Give minorities priority in government jobs’

State minorities development minister Naseem Khan on Monday asked officials to give priority to people from the minority communities for government and semi-government jobs. Observing that the representation of the minorities in such jobs continued to be low, Khan said that instructions to give jobs to minorities on priority had been issued to the state … Continue reading

Irish public service / No more ‘jobs for life’ with compulsory redundancies

THE Government is planning to bring in compulsory redundancies in the public sector as part of the new Croke Park deal. Marking an end to the concept of a job for life in the public service, it will be the first time the threat of non-voluntary redundancy will be available. The compulsory redundancies will mainly … Continue reading

There have been only two administrations that turned in a worse performance in private-sector job growth says

The December jobs figures out today indicate that there were 725,000 more jobs in the private sector than at the end of 2008 — and 697,000 fewer government jobs. That works into a private-sector gain of 0.6 percent, and a government sector decline of 3.1 percent. In total, the number of people with jobs is … Continue reading

Oman / Government to create 20,000 jobs

Oman will continue spending heavily on job creation for its citizens this year, Finance Minister Darwish al-Balushi said on Wednesday at a news conference on the 2013 budget. “Last year we created 36,000 jobs for Omanis by spending 300 million rials ($780 million),” he said. “This year we will create 56,000 jobs, of which 20,000 … Continue reading

Government can create only government jobs

During the election campaign the need for jobs got attention, but neither candidate took the trouble to explain how, exactly, jobs are created. Contrary to what politicians claim, jobs start not with government but investors. In the wake of election rhetoric, the realities of investment need restating. Investors are people in a position to invest … Continue reading

India / Toward quota for Muslims in govt jobs ?

Apparently taken aback by BSP chief Mayawati successfully pushing the quota in promotion bill, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav sought to counter it in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by making a strong pitch for reservation in government jobs for Muslims. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Yadav contended that the plight of the … Continue reading

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