Mental health nurses from the Waratah Mental Health Centre protested the NSW government's effective wage freeze outside their hospital, reports Niko Leka.
A group of federal Community and Public Sector Union delegates, members and activists have launched a campaign calling on the union to fight the federal public service pay freeze, reports Stanley Blair.
The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has condemned the federal government for its decision to freeze pay rises for Commonwealth public servants for the next 12 months, reports Stanley Blair.
The NSW Coalition government’s 2019 budget, handed down by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet on June 18, proposes to slash almost 3000 public service jobs over the next four years to fund its modest election promises.
The government has also vowed to continue its effective wage freeze by maintaining its 2.5% cap on public service wage rises.
Despite all the Coalition rhetoric about “balancing the budget”, the budget predicts government debt will rise to almost $39 billion over the next four years.