Mighty Xinhua have deigned to take an interest in a proletarian uprising at Parliament House.
The Parliament House staff decided to take industrial action to protest against their latest increase in annual pay offer of just 3 percent.
The staff argued the 3 percent increase in payment does not keep pace with inflation at 3.3 percent, nor provide them with pay equity with workers doing similar duties in the Senate and House of Representatives. They are seeking 4 percent a year for three years.
Taking the morning off and returning to work at midday might be counterproductive if no one notices they’re not at work.