Rebuilding the public sector

Our country needs its public servants. Now, it needs them more than ever. Why then, the public sector unions ask, did the government not do a deal with them before the budget?

12th December, 2009

Our country needs its public servants. Now, it needs them more than ever. Why then, the public sector unions ask, did the government not do a deal with them before the budget?

The answer is that real, permanent savings were needed, and the trade unions were more interested in preserving the status quo than in implementing real reforms. And if there is one thing we have learned in the last year, it’s that business as...

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