Mayors: Expect cuts

Despite a pledge by the prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, to increase the number of public sector employees, the countries’ mayors are warning people to expect cuts instead.

Half of the mayors responding to a Jyllands-Posten poll said they will cut positions as a way to save money.

Unions expressed their concern, pointing out that the cuts come after years in which local councils have spent well under their government-mandated spending caps.

Economists with KL, the national association of local governments, said that while some councils planned to cut, it was likely that others would take advantage of a government strategy that seeks to add 9,000 public sector jobs by 2020. 


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