As part of the Budget, the government announced a review of the state wages policy for the public sector and public service workers.
The current policy is for 1.5% wage increases, which have always been inadequate but will push workers further back as the cost of living increases.
The ASU opposed the current state wages policy when it was announced and still opposes it.
Importantly, we have taken every opportunity to push the government on the inadequate wages policy
The ASU highlighting the inadequacy of a 1.5% pay rise cap, especially when the cost of living increased by over 5% in the last year, has had an impact.
The ASU will keep pushing the Victorian government to have a wages policy that does not push workers’ real wages backwards.