Finance Minister Bill English has put the brakes on the State sector workers saying that cannot expect pay increases in the future unless they are matched by productivity gains.
About bloody time. Of course the civil service wouldn’t have the faintest idea about what productivity gains are. They probably think that means we want more fricken reports that we weren’t ever going to read.
“Those professional groups whose dedication we admire and services we need have the opportunity to think about better ways of working, but the days of going to ministers and getting large increases at the expense of the taxpayer without any productivity gains are over.”
A-fucking-men! Bill English has just gone up considerably in my estimation.