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Written by  The Hound

OPINION: As this old mutt suggested in the last issue, MPI looks a very good candidate for some serious public sector savings that the government is currently looking for.

This follows news that the MPI has started consulting staff on proposals that will see 384 jobs cut as it aims to trim its workforce by 9%.

Around 40% of those roles are currently vacant and will not be filled.

In the last five years alone, MPI have employed 1100 new staff.

Of course, as soon as the cost cutting was announced, the public service union has tried to run a scare campaign claiming these cuts will see the likes of M. bovis and Psa programmes gutted and risking NZ exports.

However, the fact is Psa was wiped out years ago and currently there are no active M. bovis cases in the country.

What does the union want?

Thousands of underemployed bureaucrats sitting around in offices, twiddling their pens on $100k plus a year? Get real!

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