Labor demands higher wages for public servants

Shadow financial services minister Stephen Jones says the federal government should stimulate the economy and wages growth by increasing salaries in the public sector. He argues that the government is a major employer and it should “lead by example” in boosting wages. From The Australian:

Mr Jones said Australians needed a pay rise and the government should “lead by example” by boosting the wages of federal workers. “The government has got a role to play in this. The government is a big employer,’’ he said…

Senator Cormann slapped down the move, arguing that federal employees were getting “reasonable and affordable” pay increases…

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