Fraser Institute study unintentionally shows why we need more unions in Canada - 2019-12-05
This past week, the Fraser Institute released a series of reports outlining the pay difference between public and private sector workers. The reports found that public sector workers in B.C., Ontario, and Alberta make more, on average, than their counterparts in the private sector.
Although the reports were meant to denigrate government workers for earning higher incomes, they also made the perfect case for why private-sector workers should unionize.
The overwhelming majority of public sector workers are part of a union. This allows workers to bargain collectively for better compensation, benefits and workplace conditions.