Probation opposed

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 December, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 December, 1999, 12:00am

Civil service unions united to oppose a proposal that new recruits not be permanently employed for six years. The Civil Service Bureau has suggested a three-year probation, followed by a three-year contract. Staff could then be employed on permanent terms. Disciplined services recruits would be offered permanent terms after probation due to the risks faced and commitment needed.