Corbella: Facts and fairness show public sector workers should have their pay cut

Article Link: https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/corbella-facts-and-fairness-show-public-sector-workers-should-have-their-pay-cut

Discussion posted by: TheRage

The world has changed dramatically and all of our expectations have changed — everywhere, but in the public sector. A new Canadian think-tank, SecondStreet.org, filed freedom-of-information requests asking governments across the country a simple question: “When was the last time you cut employee pay?” The federal government — which is anticipating a $343-billion deficit this year — stated: “Our sector officials indicated that there is no data or any information that indicates that there has ever been a negotiated pay reduction.” SecondStreet.org confirmed with the feds that there have also never been any legislated pay reductions.