Web links for 3rd November 2010
Prospect reports on the call from civil service unions for a "civilian compact" – similar to the "military compact" – to restore morale among defence workers. The Strategic Defence Review announced that civilian employment in the forces would be cut by 25,000 to 60,000 by 2015.
PCS discovers a memo that shows the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is considering closure of nearly all its local office, threatening 1500 jobs. Staff would be expected to implement the new arrangements and then accept redundancy.