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Gov't talks on re-employing retired civil servants

Minister Chris Thomas

P&R minister defends HR's position

What's put in place to ensure young people are given opportunities in the civil service?

That's the question put to Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas after an Onchan MHK questioned the practice of contracting in retired public workers.

Julie Edge has been asking questions in the House of Keys about people retiring at the age of 55 or over under the Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS).

She believes people are brought back before the agreed two-year absence.   

Chris Thomas is also chair of the public services commission - he talked to us live on Mandate this morning when John Moss asked if it is happening, and if so, why:  

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