RTTNews - The public sector in the UK could lose as many as 35,000 jobs over the next five years, reports said Tuesday citing the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or CIPD. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is the United Kingdom's professional body for those involved in the management and development of people

The institute's Chief Economist John Philpott said a 'bloodbath in public finances' would force government to lay off thousands of staff. This in turn would prompt a 'guerrilla war' situation in the workplace, resulting in repeated strike action.

The public sector workers have indicated their loss of faith in the ruling Labor party in recent times. A poll conducted by the IPSOS/ MORI showed that only 30% would be voting for the Labor party in the general election compared to 42% over a year ago.

Meanwhile, the UNISON's General Secretary Dave Prentis said, These shocking figures show the huge gap that has opened up between Labor and working people. Public sector workers were always regarded as the heartlands of Labor, but that vote has collapsed.

The Unison is a public sector union, which claims to have 1.3 million members working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and in the essential utilities.

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