Apologies to David Clark, labour’s candidate for Dunedin North. I accidently posted this under my name not his. Clare
Cuts of up to 30 front line staff at Child, Youth and Family make a lie of National’s promise not to cut front line services.
Our community, our children deserve better. We cannot stand by and let these cuts occur.
In April, Bill English said National was ‘committed to moving resources from the back office to the frontline so we can deliver improved public services to taxpayers with little or no new money over the next few years’. *
- How is reducing the number of frontline social workers in Dunedin “moving resources to the frontline”?
- How is making highly trained social workers redundant who support and protect our most vulnerable children going to “deliver improved public services to taxpayers”?
The Government needs to honour its promise to retain front line services. All New Zealanders should demand that the Government reverse this appalling decision.
* [Source: Minister of Finance press release, “Room for savings in state sector back office” dated 13 April 2011]