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NSW public sector employees strike for 24 hours over 3 per cent wage increase offer - ABC NEWS 8 June 2022

Thousands of public sector workers have marched through Sydney's CBD and around the state as part of a 24-hour strike over the NSW government's wage offer. Employees from the ministries of health, education, justice, transport and customer service decided to proceed with industrial action after their union rejected the state government's offer of a 3 per cent wage increase, which was announced by Premier Dominic Perrottet…

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A number of Wagga-based research jobs are set to be slashed - ABC News & Daily Advertiser 7 May 2022

THE jobs of up to 10 Wagga-based grain researchers could be slashed amid state government funding cuts, according to claims from the Public Services Association (PSA). A statement from the union asserts 10 jobs are set to go at the Grains Agronomy and Pathology Partnership (GAPP) at the end of this financial year. The union said a further 20 GAPP jobs will go at Tamworth.…

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Ray Hadley rips into Corrections Minister Geoff Lee - Ray Hadley 2GB - 02/03/2022

Ray Hadley has ripped into Corrections Minister Geoff Lee, labelling him the “biggest dope” in the NSW ministry. Prison officers have walked off the job, demanding support from the government after a prisoner “got a slap on the wrist” after he held a shiv at the neck of a prison officer in 2020. Minister Lee said, in a statement, “I am extremely disappointed in the…

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Prison officers across NSW walk off the job for 24 hours - Daily Telegraph 2 Mar 2022

As the majority of NSW battles a flood disaster, prison officers are walking off the job amid anger at Attorney General Mark Speakman’s response to the sentencing of an inmate. Prison officers at jails across the state are walking off the job until tomorrow morning, furious at what they believe was a light sentence handed down to an inmate who took a guard hostage at…

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Gender pay gap widens in NSW public sector over past decade - SMH 13/12/2021

General secretary of the Public Service Association union Stewart Little said the public sector should not be seeing a growing pay gap, as the biggest employer in the country with a female-dominated workforce. “There is no doubt the surge in the pay gap is a direct result of the decision to only pay a 0.3 per cent increase last year, which disproportionately impacted women,” he…

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