Although union growth slowed in response to economic and political developments, e.g., the global recession, austerity budgets, wage restraints
and related measures, public sector union membership gains were commensurate with increases in public employment.
This is more than many hardworking people would be glad to earn in a year because of the cuts and wage restraints
of these uncaring, out-oftouch ministers.
I do understand however that I am the only local councillor in Wales to have refused the recent pay rise awarded to county councillors and have also voluntarily taken a further pay cut of my existing allowance which represents an annual reduction of PS800 per annum in empathy with all public and private sector workers currently subject to continuing wage restraints
. Councillor Kevin Mahoney (UKIP) Sully ward Vale of Glamorgan County Council
"However, the huge rises in energy prices, together with food inflation and wage restraints
will increase the pressure on household budgets and, therefore, spending power."
We as a nation are so in debt that we have to implement savage spending cuts that will impact on our sick and disabled, while inflicting wage restraints
and job cuts in all areas of society.
Gartside, also a long-serving FA board member, said wage restraints
imposed by ministers led to explosion of industrial unrest with rubbish left rot on the streets as dustmen went on strike.
If this is true then it sends out completely the wrong signal when so many workers are facing severe wage restraints
Companies are already trying to cut costs at western European plants through wage restraints
and closing some capacity to reap the most advantage from being close to customers and avoiding hits from currency fluctuations.
Reshef (Management) offers a chapter that analyses the failure of Alberta's public service unions, as social organizations, to cope effectively with government restructuring and wage restraints
. He deals with the social climate, public attitudes towards trade unions, and the lack of power that the public service union leaders felt.
Labour leader Eamon Gilmore also accused Mr Ahern of having "a hard neck" for calling for wage restraints
in the wake of his pay rise.
His message provoked an angry response from the public sector union, Unison, which vowed to fight attempts to impose wage restraints