May 19, 2024
Get ready to watch the prime minister take time out of the annual barbecue circuit to deal with yet another “summer of discontent” that is entirely of his own making.

Trudeau’s bloated public service monster turns on him

Public-sector unions are promising a ‘summer of discontent’ because the government wants workers to go into the office an extra day a week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a “summer of discontent” — not only because the electorate is fed up with his disastrous economic policies, woke sermonizing and lack of moral leadership, but because his own public-sector employees are fuming over his government’s decision to make them go into the office three days a week.

Listening to the rhetoric being espoused by union leaders, one might get the impression that public servants are being forced to work in sweatshops that aren’t up to fire code, and that the future of democratic governance is at stake.

The new policy is being implemented with “flagrant disregard for the rights and well-being of workers,” reads a letter sent by more than a dozen union presidents to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh last week. “We demand leadership that champions the rights of workers, respects the principles of fair labour relations and upholds the values of democracy.”

What, pray tell, has the government done to undermine the rights of Canadian workers and spit in the face of democratic values? It changed the requirement for employees to come in a “minimum” of “2-3 days per week,” to a “minimum requirement of three days per week.”

So some public servants may have to take their lives into their hands by making the perilous journey into downtown Ottawa on rickety OC Transpo buses an extra day a week. I’m sure every Canadian taking an overcrowded bus into the city to perform eight hours of manual labour in the searing heat this summer will shed a tear for their poor public-sector comrades.

According to the unions, a big part of the problem is that the federal government no longer has enough room to accommodate the swelling public service, and many of its offices are in a severe state of disrepair.

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Jack’s Note: Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”

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