Feds take aim at PS sick leave, benefits
There’s a move by the current Conservative government to reduce sick leave benefits for the rank-and-file public servants.
Treasury Board President Tony Clement, right, pictured with NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat. The rank and file worker had approximately a one per cent to two per cent increase at the same time the senior executives were awarding themselves the 19 per cent increase. The equation could be: increased salaries for executives = decreased morale for employees = increased sick leave costs. Could the solution simply be: reduction or removal of inflated executive ‘bonuses’ = increased morale = less sick leave taken by employees. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright