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Tag Archives: wages

Last of the summer wine for the Public Service?

By 19 June 2013

As the nightmare of an Abbott Government looms ever larger on Canberra’s horizon the ABC has the unhelpful news that the cardigan set have seen their wages grow 5.8% over the last year:
The research by the Public Service Commission shows median wages grew 5.8 per cent last year.
The increase is nearly double the federal [...]

Possible cheated wages/being underpaid??!

By 22 April 2013

Hi everyone,
I am posting this for my partner, I do not wish to mention his exact trade nor the company for obvious reasons, as I wouldn’t want anyone he works for that may possibly read this see its about them,
My partner is working for a company as a sub-contracter, and has been with them for [...]

Wages stagnating, costs rising

By 27 April 2012

The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is taking no joy at all from new CommSec data on the dreaded cost of living:
The latest CommSec economic report confirms that the ACT has the lowest wage growth and the highest increase in consumer prices in the country, showing that Canberra is becoming an even more expensive place to [...]

Canberra growing fat on a nation’s suffering?

By 15 December 2011

The Daily Telegraph is incensed with the rising wages of the top end of the public service:
Now comes shock news of further federal government largesse, this time directed towards Canberra’s ever-expanding top tier of public servants, some of whom will now haul in annual salaries beyond $700,000.
Once public service pay hits the half-million mark, surely [...]

Teachers Campaign For Better Investment in ACT Education

By 30 September 2011

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has released a flyer as part of their community campaign for better investment in ACT public education. It reads in part:
All teachers and school leaders deserve salary parity with NSW to ensure ACT public school teacher salaries remain competitive. The Government offer of 9 September will still leave school leader [...]

ACT Government caves on pay negotiations

By 26 May 2010

The ABC has a story on shifting ground in the pay dispute between the ACT Government and its public service.
The Government is now offering a 2.5 per cent wage increase from July 1 as part of a one year agreement.
It is also offering a sign-on bonus of $650 for eligible employees.
Apparently the union thinks [...]

Aussie Junk Underpaid Employees $280,000

By 11 June 2009

The Workplace Ombudsman has published a media release saying they are prosecuting Aussie Junk Pty Ltd and the Company Director Dennis Richter for allegedly underpaying staff at the Mitchell site $280,000.
Aussie Junk’s conduct has been an issue for years and finally the truth is starting to emerge. This must make ACT Nowaste feel a bit [...]

Pay differentials a bad thing?

By 15 August 2008

The Community and Public Sector Union has released a study that reveals what everyone working in the public service already knew: individual agency level wage bargaining is a dumb idea.
Agency level bargaining was implemented on the flawed basis that ‘unpopular’ agencies could attract the necessary quality staff by offering more money than the more popular [...]

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