Comment 83209

By LF (anonymous) | Posted November 26, 2012 at 12:33:59

If my memory serves, the largest increases in wage in the last few budgets were all unionized positions - HCL will need to take that into account. While a great idea, it is difficult/impossible to renegotiate a collective bargaining agreement at a lower wage/less benefits.

It should be noted that the majority of wage increases come from unionized positions. The non-unionized positions typically are part-time, or positions that do not include benefits, and at a lesser wage rate than the unionized positions.

I'm not trying to demonize the unions - there are people that truly deserve the rate of pay and benefits that they receive - however the sad truth is that it is extremely difficult to fire someone that is in a unionized position, so often they are shuffled into a position where they do the least damage, and ultimately, the least work.

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