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Massive Cuts to Public Services, including Health and Education Hidden in State Budget

  Massive Cuts to Public Services, including Health and Education Hidden in State Budget 29th August 2014 The Tasmanian Government has lied to Tasmanians about the content of its State Budget, unions warn, with massive hidden cuts to already stretched public services, including health, education, and law and order. “Will Hodman is flat out lying […]

Hobart Bust the Budget Rally

[meteor_slideshow slideshow=”bust-the-budget”] Over one thousand Union Members and public sector employees gathered on the lawns of Parliament House today to express their anger and heartfelt concerns about the State Government’s proposed wage freeze and draconian anti-protest laws. The crowd listened to speeches from ACTU President Ged Kearney and ANMF Assistant Federal Secretary Annie Butler addressing […]

Bust the Budget Rallies

TURN UP TO TELL STATE PARLIAMENT TO REJECT THE HODGMAN GOVERNMENT’S ATTACK ON WORKERS AND THE TASMANIAN COMMUNITY. THIS BUDGET… Cuts more than 1500 jobs on top of massive cuts in the Federal Budget Slashes health, education and community services Freezes wages and allowances Ends salary progression with no guarantee of future increases Pays Tasmanians […]

Wage cut and anti-protest legislation background, key points, and Q&A

Background The Hodgman Liberal Government has decided that it intends to introduce what it calls a public sector wages “pause” by using legislation to override previous state service awards and agreements. The Hodgman Liberal Government has also introduced legislation, which has already passed the Lower House, to outlaw reasonable protest action. These two draconian measures […]