QinetiQ CUTS 400 UK Jobs so how many will they bring to Athan???

The MODs 'Defence Training Rationalisation' programme is one of the biggest privatisations ever and is set to privatise military training! QinetiQ has become one of Britain’s most blatant war profiteers. They will be expected to help other parts of government in a cost-cutting drive and to cut training facilities drastically. Watch out for the new privatised UK McMilitary, objective to expand business and profits so goodbye defence, hello offence and more war! Welsh MPs Smith and Bryant are grovelling to the consortium Metix (includes Qinetiq and arms dealers Raytheon which has been blacklisted by Norway and Belgium) to bring all training for army, navy and airforce to St Athan, Wales promising mythical thousands of jobs despite half of the deal, package 2 being abandoned as Derek Twigg told MPs, there were too few areas where costs could be cut and qinetiq cutting jobs.

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Guardian Unlimited, There was further controversy yesterday at qinetiq, where directors made more than £100m out of its flotation last year, after they further rewarded ...As far as we are concerned, we are doing the job, which is delivering value for shareholders," said Love, who admitted that the axe would fall on 400 of the 8,000 staff employed around Britain......

....The job cuts inside a company that employs 13,500 worldwide will increase the frustration of those former civil service staff who witnessed a small handful of the top management make vast sums of money out of the privatisation of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency.

QinetiQ, which still employs the vast bulk of its staff in Britain at 38 different locations including Bristol, Plymouth and Rosyth in Scotland, is poised to help other parts of government in a cost-cutting drive.????

The company is the preferred bidder on the first part of the MoD's Defence Training Rationalisation programme which could be worth £16bn over the next 30 years. The winner of the contract will be expected to reduce the current size of the training facilities from 30 sites to 10. ..(Defence Training Rationalisation means privatising military training at St Athan and working with arms dealers Raytheon..in the Metrix consortium)

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.......The other major beneficiary of the privatisation had been the private equity firm Carlyle Group, which had seen the rate of return on its investment increase by 112%.

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) were shocked by the report's findings.
Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary, said: "It is scandalous that a small number of senior managers and private companies should be making so much money out of an organisation that was built by public servants with public money. It is unacceptable that returns of 20,000% can be made at the expense of the taxpayer."

The MoD said it will respond in full to the NAO report "in due course", and welcomes the Public Accounts Committee decision to take evidence on this report.

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