Image via Wikipedia"Government is simple provided two conditions are met: You do it locally, and you do it without unions." -- Mark Steyn, here.
Yes to that.
Governments don't care about taxpayers, except once-every-four years when taxpayers morph into voters, at which point governments give lip-service to keeping costs under control.
Because governments are not profit-making, there are no checks and balances to say when a big wage is "too big". The path of least resistance is to cave to union demands and then stick the costs to future tax-payers.
The TTC union-leader, Bob Kinnear, cost me real money the last time he held Torontonians hostage. And, Toronto TTC patrons are now on the hook for those pending wage increases.
Government workers, and workers directly funded by governments, should not be allowed to unionize. If they don't like the way their government is treating them, they are already empowered to do something about it -- they get to vote just like the rest of us, don't they?
Let them exercise the same power we do.
And that's the way the non-unionized Ball bounces.