Workers are missing out; National Government continues to support the privileged few
Workers are not prioritised in the seventh National Government Budget.
CTU President, Helen Kelly is hugely disappointed, “there is absolutely no vision to create quality jobs. Instead this Government is focused on creating more low paid casual jobs, these jobs are insecure and do little to address the growing number of working poor.”
“Workers are missing out and they certainly aren’t getting their fair share given the huge contribution they make.”
“We are deeply concerned about the state of our regions. They are suffering from a lack in investment which could make a real difference in job creation, wages, living conditions and housing.”
“Health, education, social housing, and benefits for those in need; these are our precious public services and they are under attack. These crucial services, which impact on workers lives on a daily basis, are being stripped bare, increasingly privatised, and so under resourced that they are unable to meet the needs of the community,” Kelly said.