Ministry of Social Development sheds 200 workers, more cuts to come

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has told staff today there will be further job cuts after accepting voluntary redundancy applications from 200 workers.

Earlier this month MSD called for voluntary redundancies across parts of its Service Delivery teams at national and regional offices, its Māori Communities and Partnerships team, and its People and Capability, Policy, Strategy and Insights, Organisational Assurance and Communication functions as well as its Transformation group.

“As we said then, and as we say firmly now, reducing MSD’s workforce at a time of rising need as job losses are increasing and people are struggling with the cost of living and as our ageing population grows, is simply a reckless move,” said Kerry Davies National Secretary for the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi.

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