The proposed cutting of five hundred jobs of cleaners and security personnel by the local area health service is a disgrace. These people are hard working Australians who do a dirty job to keep our love ones safe. Despite the Health Ministers claim that senior management positions would be cut, in Northern Area Health, management has blown out. Nepotism and Bullying are out of control with the Human Resources department aiding the senior administration in bullying instead of opposing it. There should be an inquiry into the number of staff members who are related to senior administration personnel. Jobs now are not advertised, they are given to friends or family without following NSW health guidelines. The worst part about these five hundred positions to go, are that the jobs are still there, they will be filled by subcontractors, who will be forced to work at minimum pay rates with reduced or no penalties. What have we become when our lowest paid workers are treated with such contempt.