THE Department of Education will shed at least 2400 jobs over the next four years and slash by more than half its language and literacy programs for disadvantaged people, confidential Treasury documents reveal.
A detailed NSW Treasury report obtained by the Herald shows labour expenses will be cut by $40.86 million this financial year – at least 408 jobs – with similar cuts in each of the following three years.
A further 200 temporary positions would also be cut each year.
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The new figures follow revelations in the Herald yesterday that the government has no cap on the size of its public sector redundancy program, opening the way for numbers to exceed the 10,000 figure announced in this year’s budget on top of the 5000 announced last year.