Since it was announced earlier this year, you have known that the state government’s wages policy was unfair.
And as a result of a report launched today, we now know that it’s bad for the Victorian economy.
The Community & Public Sector Union ( Vic SPSF Branch ) commissioned a report from the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute that clearly shows the austerity approach to public sector wages policy taken by the second term Andrews Government is bad for public sector workers like you, bad for other Victorian workers and bad for the overall economy.
And the worst part is that it’s all so unnecessary. The Treasurer has been blaming the fall in stamp duty as the reason for them implementing austerity measures that have been shown to drag other economies into recession in other jurisdictions. Recently the housing market in Melbourne has bounced back. Essentially the state government are forcing you to pay for their big spend on infrastructure. Cutting your way out of an economic downturn just doesn’t work.
Just to jog your memory the current Andrews Government’s wages policy is a maximum of 2.5% for a “roll over” agreement (for a maximum of one year) and only 2% P/A if public sector workers choose to bargain
ASU members will continue to fight against this Kennett era policy.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Matt Price | firstname.lastname@example.org | 0407 362 764