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Meeting with union reps over wages policy

Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres today met with representatives of public sector unions to discuss their concerns regarding the NSW Government’s public sector wages policy.

\”I’d like to commend representatives from the nurses, teachers and firefighters unions who put their case forward to me. Their demeanour was friendly and diplomatic at a time where we had genuine differences of opinion.\”

\”The door to my office will always be open to those who have a point of view to convey and wish to convey it in a reasonable manner.

\”When we sat down, I took on board their views and they allowed me the opportunity to state why I’ll be supporting the proposed legislation.

\”These new laws lock in wages growth for public sector workers and encourage trade unions to work with the government in finding efficiencies to fund further increases over 2.5%.

\”It provides certainty to our state budget, and opens the door to state government employees so they can begin working with us in bringing that around.\”

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