Tag Archives | wages and conditions

International Workers Day Portable Long Service Leave [Adjournment Speech]

This speech was delivered on 1 May 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY PORTABLE LONG SERVICE LEAVE Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [6.48 p.m.]: I acknowledge that today is International Workers Day, which has been celebrated by declaration of a national holiday in more than 80 countries, but […]

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Fire and Rescue NSW [Question Time]

  This speech was delivered on the 13th Novemeber 2012 in the NSW Upper House. You can see this speech in its original context online here.   FIRE AND RESCUE NSW   Mr David Shoebridge:My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Given that the New South Wales Government contributes only […]

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A May Day 2012 message from David

Friends, The clear agenda from the first twelve months of the O’Farrell government has been the attack on the wages and conditions of people in NSW, highlighting the importance of collective action and solidarity between working people in NSW. The Greens have been at the forefront of opposing these changes, ensuring that the public spotlight […]

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WorkCover [Question Time]

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for Finance and Services, and Minister for the Illawarra. Noting the Minister’s answer last week to a question on workers compensation in which he tabled the resignation letter from Mr Greg McCarthy, the former chair of WorkCover, will the Minister inform the House what was on […]

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Say no to O’Farrell’s attack on public services

Public services: too important to sacrifice The Coalition’s attack on public sector jobs and conditions will: force schools, hospitals and other public services to cut back on services and conditions to achieve so-called “efficiencies”; slash salaries and conditions, making it much harder to recruit new public sector employees; shackle the independent umpire to government policy; […]

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