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Public sector workers took a record number of sick days last year

Expect the disparity between public and private sector sick leave to keep growing
Rachel Notley, Brian Mason, Kathleen Ganley

How Alberta’s public sector salary disclosure could backfire

Knowing what everyone else in the public sector is earning is invaluable when bargaining for pay increases and starting salaries
Austerity

American finds austerity (the charts)

The U.S. did not have to destroy its economy to accomplish this incredible fiscal improvement
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The future of public-sector jobs

Today’s job seekers can’t always turn to the government for secure, highly paid work
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The sick day scam

Costly sick-day banks and chronic absenteeism. It’s time to rein in this public sector perk.
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How to end needless labour strikes? Start with good faith negotiations.

Final offer arbitration may be the best option to deal with this year’s strife
Will it happen here?

Canada’s looming battle over labour

With contracts for half a million public sector workers to be negotiated this year, things could get very ugly
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Big Society, big con?

PM David Cameron wants to remake Britain. Critics say his plan will end up destroying the United Kingdom.