Pub­lic ser­vice wage anger

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

I GOT an ALP flyer in the mail say­ing Tim Ni­cholls was be­hind Camp­bell New­man’s de­ci­sions to sack 14,000 (pub­lic ser­vice) work­ers.

Cor­rect. The flyer does not men­tion pub­lic ser­vants, just “work­ers”.

The ALP says if Ni­cholls gets in there will be more cuts. Won­der why? Pon­der this. There are about 322,000 pub­lic ser­vants, the av­er­age wage is ap­par­ently $95,000, so the pub­lic wages bill is $30.59 bil­lion.

Since An­nasta­cia Palaszczck be­came pre­mier, she has em­ployed an­other 17,000 pub­lic ser­vants and at an av­er­age of $95,000 – that’s an ex­tra $1.615 bil­lion the Queens­land pub­lic has to pay in wages. If you are not a pub­lic ser­vant, are you happy with the sit­u­a­tion when you look at your pay packet? Barry Braes, Ma­reeba

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