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Ontario government should understand wage premium enjoyed by public-sector workers

Government workers in Ontario enjoy a 10.9 per cent wage premium compared to similar private-sector workers.

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Public and private sector—a tale of two recoveries

Between February 2020 and July 2022, public-sector employment increased by 366,800 jobs compared to 56,100 jobs in the private sector.

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Since the turn of the millennium, the ever-increasing cost to taxpayers of government sector pension plans has been made evident time and again. Contribution rates have been hiked, often doubling in one decade, or the plans have been partly bailed out by governments—or both.