MoD ‘could rehire redundant staff’

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Posted 21/05/2012

Shortages in the Armed Forces could lead to workers who took redundancy being rehired by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).According to a source on the Public Accounts Committee, there are skills shortages in the Armed Forces at the present time, reports the Sunday Telegraph.MoD leaders were forced to make hundreds of members of staff redundant in order to fall into line with a cost-cutting exercise proposed by chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne.The source said: “The MoD has a track record of letting people go and then rehiring them straight away, often for a lot more money.”It is thought the average cost of making a member of the Armed Forces redundant is £56,000, with thousands to be let go under the Voluntary Early Release Scheme by 2015.MoD staff members were involved in the launch of the Olympic torch relay over the course of the weekend.Posted by Ross Strowger


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