The Australian has a piece on industrial relations within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet:
Departmental staff voted against an offer of a 3 per cent pay rise amid accusations of bullying tactics in negotiations, a “take it or leave it” attitude by management and suggestions from staff that “clearly Prime Minister and Cabinet has not behaved in the spirit of Ms Gillard’s Fair Work Act”.
Coalition workplace relations spokesman Eric Abetz said the revelations showed “the Rudd-era lack of personnel management” in the department had continued under Julia Gillard.
“This is hardly the way to treat the workforce that advises the PM and helps run the country,” Senator Abetz said. “A government that prides itself on looking after the workers can’t even look after its own department.”
Things in estimates could get quite exciting as the Coalition confect outrage and welfare concern for strange bedfellows they would usually despise.