Thursday, February 3, 2011

Managing Expectations - Stop Bashing the Public Service

I think this article demonstrates the problems centrist and left-of-centre governments face when they promise conservative reforms to the public service such as wage freezes and cutbacks and then under deliver on their promises. This is similar to Mayor David Miller's promise to roll-back union concessions within their collective bargaining agreement.

Perhaps only right wing parties should attempt to engage in this type of union demagoguery. Otherwise you are playing into right wing talking points while angering your core constituency.

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