The Leader reader, Denise McHugh of Tamworth, is concerned at the slashing of 80,000 public sector jobs and benefits by the O’Farrell government.
Here we go! Barry O’Farrell doing a Campbell Newman!
Barry O’Farrell announced yesterday that at least 80,000 NSW public sector workers are set to lose salary benefits and conditions under sweeping cuts to their awards.
The O’Farrell government yesterday confirmed it had applied to the NSW Industrial Commission this week to change 98 awards for public sector workers, including 1000 nurses who assist people with disabilities and those in aged-care facilities.
Clerical staff, librarians, parks and gardens staff, school administration assistants, regulatory inspectors and legal officers are also among those set to lose their entitlement to long-held conditions, including an annual leave loading of 17.5 per cent.
The government also plans to cut penalties for all shift workers and allowances for staff stationed in remote areas. Some sick leave entitlements, flexible work arrangements and parental leave would also be affected by the changes.
I would like to ask Kevin Anderson if he supported these changes? He and Barry O’Farrell certainly never went to the last election on this platform!
I ask again – how many people in Tamworth and NSW have either voted their jobs away or voted for substantially reduced salaries and conditions by voting for Kevin Andersen and Barry O’Farrell?