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Budget Submission 2018-19

December 14, 2017

Introduction

 
Unions Tasmania is the peak body for trade unions in Tasmania. It is also the local branch of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). With 2 6 affiliate unions in Tasmania, we represent approximately 50,000 union members across industry, in both the public and private sector.

The Tasmanian trade union movement works everyday towards building a better society for everyone. We believe that workers and their families are entitled to live in a decent and civil society that values fairness and equality – where everyone is afforded t he opportunity to succeed.

 

Tasmanian workers need jobs they can count on. Low wage growth, penalty rate cuts, cuts to our essential public services and growing numbers of people in insecure work hurt working families and, ultimately, the Tasmanian econom y. We are concerned that Government is not addressing these key issues and is ignoring growing concerns around our youth unemployment rate and overall underemployment rate. We want to see a bold vision for jobs that Tasmanians can count on. We believe Budg et 2018 is an opportunity to put these issues at the centre of Government’s approach to employment.

 

Unions Tasmania welcomes the opportunity to make a submission in advance of the Budget. We put forward a number of recommendations and we remain open and willing to work with Government on implementation.

Attachments:

Budget_Submission_2018-19.pdf

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