Do you believe that Public sEector Unions should be abolished
Public sector unions are fine, and in a democracy should always be allowed to continue. There are, in my mind, two different questions:
1. Why are there always so many "hundreds of thousands" of public sector jobs created?
2. Why are industrial regulations so different for public sector workers?
Can I illustrate this from an interpretation of mine from "The Wire"
Series 1 and 2; Follows the gangs on the street, the killings and the police forces
attempts to fight the lawlessness around the situation on the ground.
Series 3: Follows the docks and the illegal importation of drugs and prostitutes..
Series 4 and 5: Follows the politicians, the mayors, the police chiefs, the senators and the representatives. Both the last series focused on the people who appoint the public sector, the people who are at the head of the public sector. The only conclusion I can draw from the series as a whole is that the politicians and all the people in the final group are bigger criminals than the criminals. The gangs screw each other: The politicians screw us and the crooks.
So, do we abolish politicians?
Can't abolish politicians. But when the public sector union members get better benefits and wages then the tax payers and can strike then there is a problem. The good question is the one you asked about why are all theses jobs getting created?
Public sector employees should be entitled to fair wage and working conditions, based reasonably on surveys of other governements and surrounding private sector workers. Since government workers typically do not get commissions, bonuses, stock options, gifts or other incentives the private sector does it is not always an easy or direct comparision.
That said, everyone decides for themselves if the compensation package an employer offers is acceptable. Some don't like the restrictions on government remuneration, some find the security, for example, persuasive.
In the specific case of unions, public sector employees should not be permitted to strike - a key union bargining tool. They should not be able to take an employee-management dispute out on the public - period. The public pays its taxes to ensure police, fire, medical and transportation (among many others) services and can not be denied them as part of a contract dispute.
Collective bargining and mediation - but without the ability to strike, is reasonable.
by JON EWALL6 years ago
Are UNIONS THE ANSWER to the problems we face in our country today?Public sector unions altho related are different than private sector unions.
by marymootoo6 years ago
The public sector unions have threatend mass stike action over pensions, do you think that this is the right thing to do? Is it fair that in the present climate for a group of people to inflict the threat of misery for...
by karl3 years ago
There has been another round of public sector strikes here in the UK with Firefighters, local government workers and teachers (depending on which Union they belong to) amongst the 500,000 - 1,000,000 workers ( depending...
by pisean2823117 years ago
for me it is hollow talks , corruption and dividing people..
by Onusonus5 years ago
Just thought you'd like to know.
by PR Morgan6 years ago
Do you think most public workers are overpaid?
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