O recente relatório da OCDE parece ter causado grande confusão, pelo menos, na classe jornalistica. Não sei se por dificuldade de interpretação, enviesamentos ideológicos ou preguiça para ler o que realmente lá estava escrito. Os destaques escolhidos pelo Público e pelo DN não podiam ser mais dispares:
Mas o que realmente diz a OCDE sobre o tema:
“The ability of the government to implement policies depends crucially on the skill of its civil servants.The urgent need to consolidate the fiscal position means that staff and wages are being substantially cut in tandem with increases in workload. Moreover, wages of high-skilled civil servants in the areas of law or economics were already significantly lower than in the private sector before the crisis whereas lower skilled workers are generally paid a premium relative to the private sector (Campos and Pereira, 2009).
The government‟s current room for manoeuvre is currently extremely constrained but in the medium term the wage schedule should be steepened and more flexible individual contracts for specialists introduced. Steepening the wage schedule would bring government sector pay more in line with that in the private sector thereby helping the government to continue to attract and maintain highly qualified staff.”