- Liberal Government not listening to teachers, nurses, paramedics and other public service workers
- Two per cent wage offer unfair and unreasonable despite Hodgman and Gutwein’s claims
- GBEs receiving wage increases far above the wage cap
Labor Leader Rebecca White today called for the Hodgman Government to ditch its arrogant 2 per cent wage cap for Tasmanian public sector employees.
Ms White said “Labor stands with Tasmanian teachers, nurses, paramedics, park rangers and child safety officers who are among the thousands of committed public service workers currently facing a real wage cut from this Government.
“The Premier and the Treasurer have shown time and time again that they don’t value or respect our hardworking men and women.
“In contrast to that, last week it was revealed that many of the Government owned businesses are paying increases above the cap.
“One GBE is giving its hardworking team a rise of 4 per cent this year.
“In a ‘golden age’, it’s only fair that workers are rewarded for all their hard work – not taken for granted.
“The Treasurer is too arrogant to back away from his unfair and unreasonable pay offer, and the Premier is too weak to make him do it.”