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posted 08 November 2003 10:14 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I didn't know this. As an admin assistant, I would give my eye-teeth for a government job because they get paid a lot more than the average admin assistant in the private sector, or even in the non-profit, non-government sector. But apparently trade workers are paid less in the government.

Actually, I think I HAVE heard this before. I think that the "professions" are often paid less too (e.g. lawyers) when they work for the government as opposed to the private sector.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business argued publicly this week that wages are higher in the public sector than the private sector. But the numbers belie any such blanket claim. An independent study released yesterday shows that federal government trades workers make significantly less than their private-sector counterparts.

Public Service Alliance of Canada

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