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More Labor hypocrisy on wage theft

Monday 14 October 2019

Reports today about the underpayment of wages to National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) staff again demonstrates that the Andrews Labor Government can’t be trusted to protect working Victorians.

Labor’s Creative Industries Minister Martin Foley needs to come clean on whether NGV staff were paid at the correct rate and why CFA Chair Greg Smith has been brought in for “discussions”.

Labor’s Member for Burwood Will Fowles needs to come clean about the alleged underpayment of wages to staff at the Heritage Hotel in Rockhampton in 2015.

Labor’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos needs to come clean on why hospitals are struggling to meet their payroll each fortnight and pay their staff, with some hospital boards calling Labor’s health cuts “funding starvation”.

And of course, Premier Daniel Andrews still needs to come clean on his involvement in the highly orchestrated ‘Red Shirts’ rort of around $400,000 in wages from taxpayers.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, Nick Wakeling:

“Victorians with information on wage theft, by Labor MPs anyone else, should report it to the Fair Work Ombudsman.”

“Daniel Andrews and Labor love to talk about ‘the worker’, but when the rubber hits the road, they put their own interests above those they say they represent.”

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