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A member of the civil service.
public servant, government official, government worker, civil-service employeeView synonyms
- ‘Who chooses the judges, army and police, or the senior civil servants who do a lot of actual policy making?’
- ‘There is a smell of fear in the Government when all it can do is attack civil servants.’
- ‘The attacks on democracy have created uproar among rank and file civil servants.’
- ‘When you look at things like the sacking of 100,000 civil servants it's unbelievable.’
- ‘We are coming up to a very important strike ballot among civil servants.’
- ‘To do the latter is a blot on any civil servant and any organisation that civil servants work for.’
- ‘They have acted as a block on civil servants challenging government attacks.’
- ‘I put my hand up, because there has been a huge increase in civil servants in the health system.’
- ‘From next year civil servants and health workers are threatened with the end of their final salary schemes.’
- ‘Council workers walked out to join them, as did delegations of civil servants and local health workers.’
- ‘He said the bees had posed a danger to members of the public and civil servants and had stung him as well.’
- ‘But its top civil servant in charge of local councils' housing finance has now let the truth slip.’
- ‘This government is devaluing civil servants and rubbing salt into the wounds.’
- ‘The reform of civil service pensions put civil servants at the centre of the political stage recently.’
- ‘Members should remember that this email is to a senior civil servant of this Government.’
- ‘I do not think we should leave it in the hands of an unelected civil servant to determine what goes in the summary.’
- ‘Activists should ensure that all the big civil servant offices locally are leafleted.’
- ‘An essential part of the policy-making role of senior civil servants is to know a minister's mind.’
- ‘Council workers, civil servants, transport workers and others also struck on Monday.’
- ‘I served the British government as a civil servant for over 20 years of my life.’
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