Flood should resign over $350 million in lost earnings

CPSU boss Nadine Flood should resign following revelations that public servants forwent almost $350 million in wages due to the CPSU’s political campaign against the government.

The Government’s workplace bargaining policy, adopted in 2014, ensured that public servants working at taxpayers’ expense are remunerated in line with the community standard of those who pay them.

“The CPSU’s highly political campaign was all designed to raise the profile of Nadine Flood at the expense of CPSU members who have lost out on $350 million in foregone earnings,” Senator Abetz said today.

“Ms Flood should hang her head in shame and resign over her legacy as the head of the CPSU given that she was prepared to see her own members financially worse off as long as her political career was advanced - albeit this puts her in lockstep with Bill Shorten's legacy as a union operative.”

Despite the unions’ campaign, we have now seen public servants support dozens of new workplace deals which continue to be in line with the Government’s workplace bargaining policy and defy the CPSU’s cynical attempts to play politics which would have taken even more money from their members’ pockets.


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Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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