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Budget action

Last week we saw public sector union members turn out to an action on State Budget Eve on Parliament Lawns.
Members of public sector unions said:
• They say NO to wage rises below the cost of living;
• They say NO to trading off conditions to pay for basic wage rises; and
• They say NO to wage rises that are not fully funded in the budget

To demonstrate this, we made a human “no” on the lawns. It was a sitting day, and no doubt the Premier and Treasurer were aware of the action.
You can see the result here.

CPSU’s Tom Lynch: “Wage rises that are not fully funded in the budget are effectively funding cuts for Agencies and will result in further cuts to services. “There is no point the government claiming it is putting much needed funding into essential services with one hand when it is taking it away with the other by failing to fund its wage commitments.”
Read some of the coverage here.

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