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The public sector must tell its own story

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 15 May 2021

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 15 May 2021
The reaction to the public sector wage freeze seemed to catch senior ministers off-guard. Perhaps they expected Kiwis to cheer on the government for tightening its purse strings. Instead, we have seen an outpouring of anger – not just from the usual players, like unions, but also from ordinary folk who recognised the pay freeze as an injustice. The government has indicated the freeze will thaw (while also trying to claim it was not a freeze in the first place). But the issue has raised interesting questions about how w...

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