Why the public sector can lead on decent wages (new economics foundation):

Why the public sector can lead on decent wages (new economics foundation):  “Part of the purpose of this research, carried out with UNISON, was to re-emphasise the inter-dependence of the public and private sectors.  We have become used to a rhetorical diet of “public sector bad, private sector good”.  This is not just damaging to morale for public service workers, it represents a dangerously simplistic view of real value creation.  Public education, health-care, support services and infrastructure lay the ground for private sector and overall economic success as well as societal well-being. (…) Nothing less than a counter-cultural response is needed, to raise the benchmark to a better standard and restore the dignity of work.”