2016 budget will mean cuts to civil service among other changes: government source
Cuts are coming to New Brunswick’s civil service.
A government source tells The Canadian Press that tomorrow’s provincial budget will cut the size of management by 30 per cent.
That’s at least 180 positions.
Odette Robichaud, vice-president of CUPE New Brunswick, says the union is concerned services to the public will suffer.
The reorganization of the civil service – including other job cuts – is expected to save 46-million dollars.
The government is looking for new revenue and cost-cutting measures in an effort to address a structural deficit of about 600-million.
Other options include increasing the HST to 15 per cent from 13 per cent, raising corporate taxes, and implementing highway tolls.
© 2016 The Canadian Press