Friday, 29 August 2008

Costa Living

NSW public sector workers, including the fire brigade, are looking for pay increases more than what the state treasurer and givernment is offering - 2.5%. Inflation is currently over 4%, so it would mean an effective pay cut.

The name of the Treasuer is Michael Costa, so this banner on the side of the fire engine is a "cost of living" pun on his name.

11 comments:

  1. They probably deserve a pay increase, and not a pay cut!

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  2. Clever sign on the truck! Fire fighters have dangerous jobs and should be paid accordingly!! The truck is every small child's dream.

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  3. The gov't left itself wide open when they named that guy Treasurer.

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  4. Nathalie in avignon29 August, 2008 00:28

    Wow, I'm glad you explained the Costa living pun: of course I know Michael Costa but I had failed to register! (and I need to adjust to Aussie pronunciation too of course ).

    I enjoyed your green iguana, definitely the same colour as my green caterpillar yesterday! I found your surry hills/pompei comparison very interesting too...
    what will be remembered by future generations, I don't know.

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  5. Clever way to protest! Hope they get the increase. It's amazing where goverments try to squeeze. Great & thought provoking photo.

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  6. Truly Amazing! Those guys risk them self and barely get paid??...who understand that?...in Chile they are volunteers...the government does not tale care of them and some of the companies there actually collect money on the streets...

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  7. Treasurer Costa. Reminds me of a surgeon I knew of once named Dr. Butcher.

    Give those firefighters a raise, not a pay cut!

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  8. Very clever ploy...& that man Costa seems to invite trouble each time he opens his mouth. Come to think of it, he doesn't even need to open his mouth.

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  9. Great play on words! Do they feel on THE ROCKS financially. (Sorry couldn't resist more word play...)

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  10. Wow, there is a lot to enjoy and learn, all in one photo!
    Good luck to the public sector workers. Hope they don't go on strike like ours here in Israel too often do.

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  11. That should get some attention!

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