Union and community members will attend rallies across Tasmania today as they take to the streets calling for fairer pay rises and more secure jobs.
State public sector workers will be joining the rallies after stopping work in their ongoing campaign to force the State Government to scrap the unfair 2% wages cap. They will be joining private sector workers from all different industries who are facing the same issues of low wage growth and insecure work.
“Wage growth is at near record lows, with four out of five working people not getting pay rises that keep up the cost of living,” said Unions Tasmania Secretary, Jessica Munday.
“Tasmanian families are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet because of our low wages. They’re also struggling to find secure work with 40% of Australians now in some form of casual or insecure work arrangement. Working people are absolutely fed up and are demanding change,” said Ms Munday.
WHEN: Wednesday the 24th of October
Where: Franklin Square, Hobart
Ockerby Gardens, Launceston
North West Regional Hospital, Burnie
AEU Office 63 Best Street, Devonport
Portland Hall, St Helens,
Media contacts for each location are listed below
Hobart: Jessica Munday 0417 454 809
Launceston: Thirza White 0412 700 148
Burnie: Emily Shepherd 0400 884 021
Devonport: Alisha Bull 0448 377 378
St Helens: Lucie Ellis xxxx xxxx xxx