1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the public sector workforce reductions predicted by the finance secretary on Sunday. (S6T-01660)
The Deputy First Minister’s comments in the media over the weekend will have caused anxiety and nervousness among public servants across Scotland, just as winter costs start to bite. They deserve clarity and candour from the Government. What level of detail is contained in the Scottish Government’s plans to reduce head count? Will those plans be laid before Parliament in detail? What...
The ministers’ answers were phrased to represent a range of factors doing a huge amount of work. The reality is that the announcement brings into question the Government’s competence and shows its lack of workforce planning. As the minister knows, since 2019, civil service head count in devolved areas has increased by almost 40 per cent, which represents more than 7,000 posts. That is at...
Labour MSP for Edinburgh Southern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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