Less robbed

Why does Imre Salusinszky (“Public sector pay cuts are just the start”, The Australian, 3/6) think that NSW public sector wages growth of 21% since 1997 needs to be brought “under control”, when the CPI over same period rose double that amount? His point that this wages growth is “almost double” the private sector’s is only more evidence that Australian wage-earners are being robbed of their share of the nation’s prosperity – just a little less so in the public sector.

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