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 government’s wages growth target of 3 per cent.
Wages for non executive staff grew by 5.9 per cent last year compared to 4.7 per cent for senior executives.
The 2012 APS Remuneration Report includes information from all Australian Public Service (APS) agencies covering 153,622 employees.
The commission says the rapid wages growth was fuelled by a lower recruitment rate, with fewer low-paid positions being filled and more pay rises due to increments within enterprise bargaining agreements.