Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

2 November 2018

Peter Gutwein, Treasurer

Time for unions to stop disrupting public services

It’s time for unions to stop disrupting essential services and take the payrise offer of six per cent over the three years which is on the table.

Many Tasmanians are appalled that Unions would deliberately cancel elective surgeries and refuse to complete student reports when they are being offered a payrise of six per cent over three years.

Apprentices and local businesses will also be affected by AEU action to stop TAFE teachers visiting employers of apprentices.

There is no doubt Unions, egged on by Labor, are deliberately causing maximum disruption. They think it will hurt the Government, but it’s hurting patients, families and school students.

The Government’s pay rise offer is fair and affordable. It allows us to invest in essential services and employ 250 more teachers and 1300 more health staff over the next six years.

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