Public sector pay and conditions need to be brought back in line with the private sectior. The culture of excess of large salaries and gold plated pensions for comparible jobs in the private sector makes it difficult for some small and medium businesses compete for the best people.
Why does this idea matter?
It is the private sector which makes money to pay for the public sector, especially in times of dire need. If the government just simply steals all the best people by basically out-bidding everyone then the private sector has no chance of getting these people.