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CITY VIEWS: SHOULD PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS BE STRIKING OVER REDUNDANCY PAY?

ASHLEY FINESILVER | AUSTRALIA BANK
“I can see their point and think they have a right to go on strike provided it is for the right reasons and they are not being greedy. There are two sides to every story and redundancy pay is a very sore issue for everyone including those in the private sector.”

PAUL CHADHA | CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION
“Being a public sector worker myself, I can sympathise with their views. Union members are just trying to protect their contractual rights and safeguard their redundancy pay. Having said that, in the present economic climate, they should be more realistic. ”

JOHN BAILEY |BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
“The benefits that public sector workers receive always seem quite generous and taking into account the government's current financial situation, I think they should be happy with what they get. If you tried to do that in the private sector, you'd never be allowed. .”