Unions and associations representing a broad cross-section of the 6,654 States employees wrote to Senator Le Sueur last week to request a meeting over cuts that they said would ‘seriously affect the safety and quality of life of the people of Jersey’.
The 2010 Business Plan, published on Tuesday, proposes £17m worth of cuts across departments to fund growth in what ministers say are essential services.
But 14 unions or associations representing manual workers, civil servants, teachers, nurses, policemen and firefighters have expressed their ‘deep concern’ over the proposals.
Senator Le Sueur said that he would be happy to meet the union and association representatives and listen to their concerns.
But he said that their claims about the cuts affecting Islanders’ safety and quality of life were exaggerated.
• See Monday’s JEP for full story.