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The public sector strikes are really about housing

Thanks to the housing crisis, many public servants can no longer afford to live here. Fix that, and the strikes will end

20th November, 2016

Make no mistake about it: the series of public sector strikes that we have experienced — and are about to see more of — are entirely linked to housing. The fact that middle-ranking public sector workers can’t, or at least don’t feel that they can, afford to live in this country is at the root of the latest industrial unrest. For the state, the message should be clear: fix housing and you more or less...

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