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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Public Service Union & Labour lock horns ahead of Australian General Election

Australia’s Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) is extending a suspension of its election campaign support of the Labour Party in protest at the federal government's plans to cut another $1.8 billion from public services. CPSU National Secretary Nadine Flood said ''To secure the support of public sector workers, Labour needs strong policies that demonstrate how different they are to the Liberals when it comes to public sector jobs and services. We know Tony Abbott will cut 12,000 to 20,000 public sector jobs, but public sector workers expect something different and better from Kevin Rudd. If any other industry announced it was cutting thousands of jobs, there would be a national outcry"