Government workers in B.C. are absent from their jobs for personal reasons 49 per cent more often than private-sector workers.
If firms don’t collude, and there are lots of them around, wages will rise until they’re equal to worker productivity.
The minimum wage will increase by more than 30 per cent in less than a year-and-a-half.
Government workers in Alberta are away from their jobs for personal reasons 73 per cent more days per year than private sector workers.
In three of the world’s richest countries, average real wages are lower today than they were in 2010.
Every one per cent increase in the corporate income tax could translate into a loss of several hundred dollars per year for the average Canadian worker.
Allowing workers to bargain independently from the union would help limit the problem of free-riding while not forcing workers to join a union and pay dues.