Unfunded promises will cost NSW households
NSW Liberal Leader Mark Speakman has called on the Minns Labor Government to protect household budgets from increasing cost of living pressures.
As households across the state are hit with another interest rate rise, the Labor Government won’t come clean on what programs will be cut to deliver their unfunded $618 million per annum wage offer to union bosses.
“At a time when many families are struggling, the last thing they need is for this government to cut vital programs like Active Kids. The Premier needs to prioritise families ahead of deals with unions,” Mr Speakman said.
“The Minns Labor Government must immediately explain how they’ll pay for their unfunded wage offer.
“The Labor Party went to the election claiming that wage increases would cost $0, but that has now been proven to be a lie.
“They had also promised before the election that productivity savings would be made to offset increasing public sector wages, but so far no savings have been identified.
“With the state now facing a $618 million annual bill, we don’t know what will be cut to pay for it.
“A responsible government does not offer unfunded pay rises or put additional pressure on people across this state at the worst possible time as prices and interest rates skyrocket.”
“Wage increases for public sector workers are important, but they shouldn’t come at the expense of cost of living support for families and households who are struggling during these difficult economic times,” Mr Speakman concluded.