Last Thursday the Premier handed down a horror budget. She made massive cuts to public sector spending across all Agencies and capped future increases for public sector workers at 2%. The budget is based on the lie that 1700 jobs can be cut from the current workforce without reducing the services available to the community. We know it’s a very uncertain and stressful time for Members as you wait to hear whether your job is to be targeted, but you have the support of your CPSU. Our primary objective over the next 12 months will be to provide Members with advice, training and all the tools they will need to respond to the measures the government is introducing and to deal with the expected work overload.