Tasmanian workers and their families are hurting from continued low wage growth, ongoing attacks on job security from casualisation, outsourcing, cuts to essential public services, and wage and superannuation theft. While these issues require attention at both State and Federal levels of government, the Tasmanian Government could be taking much stronger actions in these areas to protect and advance the interests of Tasmanians.
Tasmanian workers need a bold plan for equitable economic growth, with good, well-paid, secure jobs at its centre. Our submission outlines the key concerns of union members in important areas such as just transition, wages, job security, support for workers, training, and workplace safety. The 2020-21 State Budget represents an opportunity for the Tasmanian Government to address some of these critical issues and to make progress where no progress is being made.
Unions Tasmania welcomes the opportunity to make this submission ahead of the 2020-21 Budget. We put forward recommendations that we believe will contribute to a stronger, fairer economy for all Tasmanians. We remain willing and available to work with the Hodgman Government on implementation of our recommendations.