Jeremy Rockliff,Acting Premier
Today’s claims by the teachers’ union cannot be believed.
Worse still, the AEU has prevented their members from receiving a long overdue pay rise by reneging on a deal which had, in their own words, 70 per cent member support.
In over 110 meetings with public sector unions, the Government has endeavoured to negotiate with union leaders in good faith.
The Government position is that the matter should now taken to the Tasmanian Industrial Commission for arbitration because we will not accept further delays to progressing the now overdue pay rise for our employees.