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Public Sector Wage Cap
Type of vote: Motion (Amendment)
Moved by: Liberals
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
|Hickey, Liberals||Greens, Labor|
An Amendment was proposed by the Treasurer by leaving out all words after “That the House” and inserting instead the following words:
(1) Recognises and appreciates the role of Tasmania’s public sector employees and that it is in the best interests of the State and all Tasmanians that an agreement is reached.
(2) Calls on the Tasmanian public sector Unions representing public sector employees and the Government to sit down at the table and negotiate a wage agreement that will deliver a positive outcome for the whole of Tasmania.
That the House:-
(1) Supports nurses, teachers, park rangers, allied health workers and other public sector workers in their right to take industrial action.
(2) Agrees that the actions of these workers have been responsible, measured and designed to demonstrate the value they provide to the community.
(3) Recognises that the 2 per cent state wages policy was introduced in 2011 following the Global Financial Crisis and in response to contracting revenues.
(4) Acknowledges that State taxes and GST receipts are growing again and private sector wages increased by 2.8 per cent in the year to September 2018.
(5) Further recognises that CPI is increasing at 2.7 per cent, which means the 2 per cent wage offer from Government is actually a wage cut.
(6) Further recognises that Tasmanians deserve a pay rise that keeps up with the cost of living.
(7) Calls on the Government to scrap the wage cap.