LETTER: Public sector wages used as excuse

Where is the evidence that “wages paid to public sector employees have ballooned?”

Public sector wages used as scapegoat

A wage imbalance (Our View, April 3)

It’s always interesting to hear of the latest self-serving report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business that seeks to paint public servants as overpaid. Where is the evidence that “wages paid to public sector employees have ballooned?”

Most public sector wage settlements that I have observed over the past 20 years have either contained several years of zero “wage increases” or increases below the cost of living.

It might be more constructive to do a report on record corporate profits and runaway executive compensation in the private sector – both of which have done nothing to help the average working stiff in either the private or public sector make ends meet.

I won’t hold my breath waiting on that one.

Jeff Lukovich



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