New South Wales Treasurer Daniel Mookhey says the New South Wales essential services fund is based on “cooperation” with the Australian workforce.
The fund is set to reinvest in Australia’s frontline workers including nurses, health care workers, fire fighters, prison officers, teachers and child protection workers.
“We’ve budgeted for that fund to be able to help us deal with the critical shortages that are affection so much and so many of our public services,” he told Englishheadline Australia.
“What we are doing is introducing a new system that is based on cooperation with our workforce that isn’t based on confrontation.
“There is always going to be tension between governments and their workforce.”