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‘Sporting chance is just not fair’
10:09am Saturday 19th May 2012 in Letters
AS MINISTERS urge Britain to stop whingeing and work harder, they have other plans for their own employees.
For, astonishingly, tens of thousands of civil servants are to be allowed to work from home for almost two months during the Olympic and Paralympic games.
Leaving aside what this tells us about the Coalition’s oft-declared determination to show the world that Britain is “open for business”, doesn’t it also speak volumes about the mentality of the cosseted public sector, which already enjoys pay, pensions and working conditions the envy of most in the wealth-producing private sector?
But here is one word of warning to the pen-pushers looking forward to weeks at home in front of the TV. Do they really want to show how well the country can get by without them?
Colin Henson, Ullswater, York.