OPINION: A mate of this old mutt's almost choked on his dog tucker when he came across the musings of former NZ First MP and newly elected Otago Feds chair Mark Patterson.
Public Service Minister Chris Hipkins recently announced that public servants earning more than $60,000 will only be offered pay increases under select circumstances for the next three years and there will be no pay increases for those earning more than $100,000.
However, those earning less than $60,000 - abiut a quarter of the sector - will still see pay increases.
And before anyone sheds a tear about this, they might consider that since Labour took office in late 2017 the public service has increased in size by 10,000 people.
During this period, the number of bureaucrats earning more than $100,000 has grown by 43%, from 10,159 in 2018 to 15,055 now.
Not a bad wicket for a job for life!