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Treasurer says NSW public sector wage cuts “generous”

Nov 3, 2020COVID19 Update

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet defended the government’s decision to cap wage increases for the public sector at 1.5% over the coming years, calling it a “generous policy”. This comes after a damaging temporary wage cut to a mere 0.3% for the next 12 months.

The lowered cap was agreed in state cabinet on Monday as a way to save billions during the COVID-19 economic crisis.

By saying this publicly, the state Treasurer has revealed contempt for public sector workers as a result; a major disrespect to those who are integral to supporting NSW through the pandemic.

Read the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald here.