Politicians’ pay has gone up by a third in a decade, but a wage rise in line with inflation is too much?
Anthony Albanese says he won’t intervene for public service pay rise
Anthony Albanese has spent days campaigning for Australians’ wages not to go backwards, but he’s ruled out intervening for one group.
Anthony Albanese is focusing his attention on lifting the minimum wage, but won’t commit to extending that to the public service.
Should Labor win next weekend’s election, the Opposition Leader will make a submission to the Fair Work Commission to lift the minimum wage – which is currently $20.33 an hour – by 5.1 per cent to keep up with inflation and keep Australians from “moving backwards”.
But Mr Albanese won’t intervene for a wage rise for the public service.
“We’ve made (it) very clear … we need to revitalise the public service,” Mr Albanese told ABC’s Insiders …
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