Life under Labor is getting increasingly tougher for Victorian families and businesses as WorkCover premiums continue to soar.
The significant spikes in WorkCover charges come at a time when Victorian businesses can least afford them, with the price of goods and services increasing, rents and mortgages soaring and workforce shortages biting.
As fees and charges continue to skyrocket across the state with no end in sight, hardworking Victorian businesses are feeling the pain financially.
“I have had small business owners call my office informing me their premiums are more than their weekly commercial rent, it’s unfair on them,” said Ms Benham.
One regional business has reported a rise of almost 80 per cent from last year in WorkCover costs. Other businesses have reported a rise of $7000 year-on-year, with no additional WorkCover claims.
Victorians have had to fork out $1.3 billion in recent years for a WorkCover rescue package due to Labor again spending beyond its means.
As the cost-of-living crisis tightens its grip on hardworking Victorians, WorkSafe executives have given themselves an additional $42,000 in their pay packets taking their annual salaries to $310,000 and beyond.
Member for Mildura, Jade Benham said that the Labor Government needs financial discipline as costs continue to spiral out of control.
I encourage all businesses, clubs and community groups to complete my quick survey: http://vicn.at/costofliving