Negotiations with HACSU are ongoing, and it’s very disappointing that the union is leading this industrial action. It is important to note, most HACSU members in Ambulance Tasmania recently received a 14 per cent increase.

Given the proximity to the Federal Election and the fact that genuine negotiations are ongoing, you have to wonder if this is more about Mr Jacobson’s Labor party politics than getting an outcome for workers.

It’s well documented that the Tasmanian Government recently lost $500 million in GST revenue across the forward estimates, and we won’t be moving from our two per cent wages policy, which is still above the rate of inflation.

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