Minister Kaye guts her own Ministry against independent review findings

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The Public Service Association (PSA) will be supporting members at the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) who will find out if they are losing their jobs the week before Christmas.

“MYD staff face a nervous wait ahead of Christmas to see if they will be losing their jobs,” said Glenn Barclay, PSA national secretary.

“The Government is forcing MYD to gut their ability to perform their key roles of engaging and developing youth across the country.

“The Government is cutting roles that even an independent review found that MYD were doing very well.

“Relocating Ministerial servicing to Auckland might work well for Nikki Kaye, but will make it harder to get the job done.

“Having a sham public consultation when Cabinet has already made a decision to put taxpayer funding into a new trust fund is appalling.

“People working at MYD have been given only 2 weeks to put forward their views on the proposal, leaving many to conclude that there is little room to move.

“This is an ideological decision and cuts against the core of good government process,” said Glenn Barclay.