Government workers in Alberta are away from their jobs for personal reasons 73 per cent more days per year than private sector workers.
Notley government faces a budget deficit of more than $10 billion.
As federal and many provincial governments continue to struggle with both deficits and finding ways to constrain spending, its odd that very little has been done on the compensation of public sector workers.
All told, TD Economics estimates that governments in Canada racked up $45.9 billion in deficits last year alone. Most governments in deficit continue to rely on a combination of trying to slow the growth in spending while hoping that revenues catch up.