1MIL­LION PUBLIC SEC­TOR JOBS CUT

Union blasts de­struc­tive Tories for big losses Did you win?

The People - - NEWS FEATURES EATURES & - By Ni­cola Small

CRAZED despot Kim Jong-un roars with glee as he fires a sec­ond mis­sile over Ja­pan in un­der a month.

The North Korean tyrant was flanked by gen­er­als and of­fi­cials as he watched the rocket blast off from a mo­bile launcher. And he taunted the White House amid the THE num­ber of public ser­vants has fallen by nearly one mil­lion in seven years.

In 2010, 6.4 mil­lion peo­ple worked in the public sec­tor. Now, un­der Tory PM Theresa May, it is 5.44 mil­lion.

And they make up just 16.9 per cent of the to­tal labour force, the low­est pro­por­tion since 1947, the year be­fore the NHS was founded.

The GMB union blames the Tories’ cuts, pri­vati­sa­tion and out­sourc­ing for the job losses.

Its na­tional sec­re­tary for public ser­vices Re­hana Azam said: “To­day’s on­go­ing nu­clear row by say­ing yes­ter­day: “Our fi­nal goal is to es­tab­lish the equi­lib­rium of real force with the US and make rulers dare not talk of a mil­i­tary op­tion.”

The lat­est rocket, a Hwa­song-12, flew over Hokkaido in north­ern Ja­pan on Fri­day and landed in the Con­ser­va­tives seem in­tent on drag­ging us back to the dark days of the past. Enough is enough.

“GMB’s mem­bers are per­form­ing mir­a­cles but the vi­tal ser­vices they de­liver are stripped- back and hol­lowed-out and de­nied re­sources they need. Work­ers are de­nied the fair pay rises they de­serve.”

A GMB re­port found the cost of agency and tem­po­rary work­ers has in­creased by £2.5bil­lion since 201213 – more than the £2.2bil­lion the Trea­sury es­ti­mated the public sec­tor Pa­cific Ocean about 1,240 miles to the east, ac­cord­ing to Tokyo.

North Korea has claimed that Amer­ica is now within range of its in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­siles.

De­fence Sec­re­tary Sir Michael Fal­lon has warned that Kim poses a threat to the UK. pay cap would save in 2017-18. The fig­ures come as the Gov­ern­ment an­nounced it was lift­ing the sev­enyear, one per cent cap for some public sec­tor work­ers.

Labour MP Peter Dowd, Shadow Chief Sec­re­tary to the Trea­sury, said public ser­vants had been driven out of their pro­fes­sions.

He said: “Thanks to t he Con­ser­va­tives’ cuts, our un­der­staffed and un­der­funded ser­vices are be­ing stretched to break­ing point.”

LAUNCH: Mis­sile fired from mo­bile launcher WRONG ’UN: Kim cheers lat­est rocket

DARK DAYS: Theresa May

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