City staff, police chief still don't get it

News Dec 18, 2012 Dundas Star News

Les Farrington, Ancaster

For city management to present a 3.6 per cent budget increase after their initial September request for 5.5 per cent indicates to me that city management — as well as the police chief — still does not get it.

As long as public sector wages and benefits consume more than 80 per cent of the budget and the average public sector employee takes twice as many sick days as the private sector employee and as long as massive waste within the system is not taken seriously then these unsustainable increases will continue to be presented. The solution is obvious.

City staff, police chief still don't get it

News Dec 18, 2012 Dundas Star News

Les Farrington, Ancaster

For city management to present a 3.6 per cent budget increase after their initial September request for 5.5 per cent indicates to me that city management — as well as the police chief — still does not get it.

As long as public sector wages and benefits consume more than 80 per cent of the budget and the average public sector employee takes twice as many sick days as the private sector employee and as long as massive waste within the system is not taken seriously then these unsustainable increases will continue to be presented. The solution is obvious.

City staff, police chief still don't get it

News Dec 18, 2012 Dundas Star News

Les Farrington, Ancaster

For city management to present a 3.6 per cent budget increase after their initial September request for 5.5 per cent indicates to me that city management — as well as the police chief — still does not get it.

As long as public sector wages and benefits consume more than 80 per cent of the budget and the average public sector employee takes twice as many sick days as the private sector employee and as long as massive waste within the system is not taken seriously then these unsustainable increases will continue to be presented. The solution is obvious.