State Government Wage Freeze

Premier’s kneejerk comment leaves workers feeling abandoned

Frontline essential workers feel betrayed by Labor Government

Unions are calling for State Government to provide more information regarding the Premier’s kneejerk response to a media question this morning which without warning put hard-won state wage outcomes on hold.

ETU State Secretary Peter Ong said the Premier’s off the cuff remark about state wage increases was a massive own goal and the “last thing the state needs right now”.

“Many of our members have seen their family income halved through their partner becoming unemployed with some also seeing their kids moving back home due to their severe loss of incomes. With many falling through the social security safety net they were relying on these pay increases to keep them afloat.” He said.

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