INSIDE LABOUR | Government has thrown down the gauntlet to millions of public servants

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Public servants are at the frontline of the battle against Covid-19, and the battle over public sector wages does not bode well following a tough year, writes Terry Bell. 

Much was made earlier this month of the "stronger-than-forecast rebound" in economic performance in the third quarter of the year, yet it was another case of clutching at straws of optimism. With the easing of lockdown regulations and the return to work of more employees, an improvement was inevitable, but it came off a very low base.

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