A wage increase for government employees

One has to wonder if it is fair for government employees to get raises at a time when so many people are out of work or working fewer hours orotherwise having to cope with reduced incomes. The quote is from the CBC news website

The federal government has reached a tentative labour agreement with 95,000 of its public servants in a deal that includes a wage increase.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada said it reached a tentative deal with the Treasury Board for new collective agreements for three of its five bargaining units late Monday.

The tentative agreements, which affect mainly program and administrative staff, include a 5.3 per cent wage increase over the next three years and changes to severance pay. They are a result of exploratory talks on contracts set to expire in 2011.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/10/05/public-service-talks.html#ixzz11VUNizyO

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