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200 more get the axe


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200 more get the axe

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THE?STREAM?of lay-offs that will downsize the public service by more than 3 000 took its toll on the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW), Soil Conservation Unit and the Environmental Health Department, with more than 200 workers being given termination letters.
More than 150 employees were sent home from MTW?depots along with 45 from the Soil Conservation unit, a in the Ministry of Agriculture, and 20 environmental health assistants from the Ministry of Health, among others.
It followed those within the last 48 hours at the National Library Service, the Ministry of Defence and Security and the National Insurance Department.
There was plenty of tension at National Insurance?headquarters on Culloden Road, St Michael, after 18 workers, mainly from the claims department, were given marching orders Monday evening. Some of those affected broke down in tears when they were handed their letters, sources said.

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