Wage freeze plan blocked in Higher Home


Wage freeze plan blocked in Upper House

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has remained resolute in her transfer to put a wage rise freeze on public sector staff after the proposal was voted down in state parliament.

NSW Labor and the crossbench joined forces to disallow the movement with 22 MPs voting in opposition to it.

The opposition argued the transfer was unfair to the hundreds of frontline employees who could be compelled to forego a pay enhance of as much as 2.5 per cent over the subsequent 12 months.

Nurses rallied throughout Sydney, whereas paramedics took industrial motion, refusing to take billing info for sufferers.

Ms Berejiklian beforehand acknowledged the proposal was the “least-worst possibility” for the state, arguing it will save $three billion which might be invested in infrastructure tasks to create extra jobs.

The premier insisted not one of the 450,000 public sector employees would lose their jobs in the event that they acquired a pay freeze and tried to suggest a $1,000 bonus to all non-executive public service staff, which was rejected.

Ms Berejiklian has taken the proposal to the Industrial Relations Fee.

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