They are not talking about wage reductions at all, in fact they are talking about significant raises.1barterer wrote: ↑ Again paid for by us? They pay taxes too so I guess paid for by them?
Ok we will talk bottom line. Contract negotiations come with reductions of benefits, lack of cost of living increases/wage freezes and outsourced work that costs jobs. So what a worker government or not should just sit down and lose their livelihood ?
If youre truly concerned about service disruption of the government service voice your opinion to your councilor to advocate for fair wage.
You think government work is what a magical beautiful work environment? It's SERVICE and not simply customer service, These jobs, most of them, especially before managerial levels, don't come with col increases, and don't offer room for growth and expansion.
Where as private companies can grow change wages and distribute profits, government distributes service you get back all the tax money in something that benefits you. Which should make you happy since you are all you seem to be concerned about. How this affects you. You don't care about others affected right? Then they should strike, you don't care about them why the heck should they care about you?
We are living in the real world, and in the real world, workers with no college degrees and no special skills get paid low wages, because as workers they are worth less and more easily replaceable. In comparison, governmental no skill blue collar workers get wages comparable to white collars in the private sector. So, forgive me for not having any sympathy for them.
Canada Post, and thus its employees, are accountable to Canadian citizens, because they are the ones footing the bill and it's in their charter. Canadian citizens are sick and tired of continuously paying through the nose for government workers when their wages don't even keep up with inflation, they already are some of the most highly taxed people in the world and they often can't even save anything.
I really miss the Harper government, because Harper wasn't afraid to force these people back to work, and to be accountable to Canadians:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/201 ... rkers.html