Tasmanians suffer real wage cut under weak Liberal Government

Tasmanian Labor

Tasmanian
wages continue to slide further behind inflation as the cost of living crisis
worsens for families and households.

New
Australian Bureau of Statistics data has shown that wages have increased in
Tasmania by only 2.9 per cent, but inflation has increased by 6.5 per cent.

This
means hard-working Tasmanians are effectively copping a 3.6 per cent wage cut,
all the while being slammed with rising power bills, water bills, and housing
prices.

Inflation
in Tasmania is amongst the highest in the country, while our wages remain the
lowest. Jeremy Rockliff’s weak offer of 2.5 per cent is offensive to our
nurses, firefighters and teachers, and will do little to keep up with the pace
of inflation.

Rather
than ease the cost of living and provide a real wage increase to our invaluable
frontline workers, educators, and those that keep us safe, Jeremy Rockliff is
imposing higher power bills, higher water bills, and lower wages.

Tasmanians are going backwards under a weak Liberal Government that can’t get the basics right.

Shane Broad MP

Shadow Treasurer

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