THE Tasmanian Crown Employees (Salaries) Bill 2014 (here) was tabled yesterday morning - and it’s nasty. It will mean the Tasmanian government can: freeze agreed wage increases in all Awards and Agreements regulating employment by the Crown for 12 months from various dates, replace agreed wage increases with yet to be determined increases, amend the Industrial Relations Act 1984 so the Tasmanian Indus
At election time political parties not only make commitments to the people of the state they seek to govern but they also make commitments as the employer of public sector workers. Commitments to honour employment agreements, commitments to bargain in good faith, commitments to protect jobs are commitments that should not be broken. Recent examples of the behaviours of Liberal/National Governments across Australia show that these commitments are honoured more in the breach.
Let's look at few examples of political lies that damage peoples livelihoods: