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Our essential workers in the public service have been keeping us safe during a global pandemic, but earlier this week the Labour Government announced that they will suppress public wages for the next three years.
The announcement means all public service workers earning $60,000 or more - which includes essential workers such as nurses and people on the front line at the border - won’t have their pay keep up with the cost of living.
After the last year we know how much we all - including Labour - value our essential workers. With enough public pressure, we can convince Labour that suppressing the wages of our wonderful essential workers doesn’t get the balance right.
Sign the petition and show your support for Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for the Public Service Chris Hipkins to reverse the decision to suppress wages of the public service.