Will Bill English’s Concern for Workers Extend To Their Wages?
“It’s great that Bill English is now supporting the plight of workers,” CTU president Ross Wilson said.
“Will he now support an immediate $12 minimum wage for workers, to start addressing our chronic low wages that are on average 30 per cent behind Australia?”
“Will he support a strengthening of collective bargaining provisions in the Employment Relations Act so that low wages can be addressed at an industry level by workers and employers?"
“What workers need is a substantial lift in their wages, not tax cuts that favour the rich. The best way to put more money into workers’ pockets is through decent wages.”
“The CTU supports lifting tax thresholds but our general view is that before tax cuts are considered we need to ensure that there is adequate spending on key areas such as health, education, infrastructure and skill development," Ross Wilson said.