May 23, 2016 8:46pm
THE CPSU will today lodge a new wage claim for about 15,000 Tasmanian public servants.
The union is asking for wage increases of 2.5 per cent this year, 2.75 per cent next year, and 3 per cent in 2018.
CPSU general secretary Tom Lynch said issues in the claim included investment in the public sector workforce, recruiting of year 12 graduates and limiting the privatisation of any public services.
“It’s time the Hodgman Government recognised the important work being done by the Tasmanians who work in our public sector and began to repair the services that have been undermined by massive and ongoing funding cuts,” Mr Lynch said.
The claim comes a day before the Legislative Council is due to vote on a 10.5 per cent pay rise for the state’s politicians.
Source : The Mercury