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Parliamentary staff are revolting

By johnboy 7 July 2011 5

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.

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The Frots 9:19 am 08 Jul 11

Thumper said :

Must be time for the CPSU to bravely march on Sen Humphries’ office again…

CPSU? And that will be all they do as well. No time for that lot at all – they shirk the really hard issues when they are needed (such as bullying, harassment issues) and go for the soft stuff all the time.

Thumper 8:36 am 08 Jul 11

Must be time for the CPSU to bravely march on Sen Humphries’ office again…

emd 11:22 pm 07 Jul 11

You’ve been waiting quite a while to use that line, haven’t you…
I heard on the wireless this morning that there was a chance that QT wouldn’t be televised this arvo if the strike action continued. Which would be a pity, because watching the politicians insult themselves first hand just isn’t the same as reading Annabel Crabb’s witty themed blow-by-blow on Twitter.

anonymoose 5:41 pm 07 Jul 11

sarrrrge… the jams are revolting…

Bluey 10:21 am 07 Jul 11

It wouldnt be a proper public department without an issue over pay.

I hold the CPSU responsible for the bloated expectations of canberras overpaid, understimulated public servants. Get a job in the private sector and see how the rest of Australia earns their keep before complaining.

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