9 May 2011
The proposals have been issued to branches via the consultation document but the headlines include:
In the current climate of cuts across government the brigading of corporate functions might reduce the risk of salami slicing that is the usual process in the MOD of achieving savings; however, the consultation document does not detail how current levels of corporate function services will be maintained.
It is clear that the proposals to stand up the DBS are about cuts and PCS is incensed that the MoD believes its civil servants are unable to provide value for money and needs to consider bringing in the private sector to run the DBS at its highest levels.
This can only give the private sector a foot in the door and further increase the risk of privatisation.
Our bargaining agenda includes: