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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.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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.

 

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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.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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.

 

  

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Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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