More public servants reject government’s pay deal

Community and Public Sector Union national secretary Nadine Flood.

Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) staff have made history by rejecting a management proposed deal on pay and conditions for the fourth time, each time by a larger margin.

Two other enterprise bargaining agreements were also rejected by staff in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the National Museum of Australia.

Community and Public Sector Union national secretary Nadine Flood said: "These latest ballot results again underline how ridiculous the Turnbull government's approach to public sector bargaining is and how difficult this is for workers.

"DAWR staff doing critical work in biosecurity and supporting Australia's important agricultural industries deserve better, as do the hardworking staff at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the National Museum."

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