The Owl has been observant again:
40,000 Jobs lost says EMPU and Greens â Observation by the Owl
EMPU Bill Newson and Greens Co-Leader Mr Norman have been quoting 40,000 job losses inÂ manufacturing since 2008 over the weekend.
Brenda Pilott from the PSA tweeted recently that the National Government has cut 5,000 jobs inÂ central government.
Observation by the Owl
Department of Labour figures show:
Union membership for Manufacturing has decreased 14,579 from 2008 (65,025) to 2012Â (50,446).
The PSA Union membership increased 3,003 from 2008 (55,333) to 2012 (58,336).
General Public Service numbers (combining Education, Health and Govt Administration ServicesÂ and Defence) have increased in membership from 203,999 to 241,202 (up 37,203).
The Owl doesnât like job losses as much as anyone else but I would greatly appreciate ifÂ someone from the EPMU, Greens or PSA could send a detailed list of the 40,000 losses byÂ company and where the 5,000 government jobs were cut from?
Separating any losses from Christchurch should also be done â this is a unique statistic whichÂ over time will recover.
I am confused.