Creating new jobs from $3b public servant pay freeze pain - Daily Telegraph 27 May 2020

Creating new jobs from $3b public servant pay freeze pain - Daily Telegraph 27 May 2020

A $3 billion public sector wage freeze will instead be spent to create up to 20,000 new jobs but the NSW government faces a war over the move which will hold back a 2.5 per cent pay rise for nurses, police and teachers. Unions NSW secretary Mr Morey told The Daily Telegraph there are multiple wage cases and awards hearings for nurses, police and the…

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Public Service Association response to NSW wage freeze - Mirage News 27 May 2020

Public Service Association response to NSW wage freeze - Mirage News 27 May 2020

As stated by Stewart Little, general secretary of the Public Service Association: “Today’s decision is extraordinarily disappointing for our members. “More than 60 percent of our members are women, many of them are on medium to low incomes and the sole earners for their families, and many live in regional NSW. This will hurt them. “They are prison officers, teachers’ aides, park rangers, social workers…

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'A slap in the face': Teachers, nurses react to wage freeze for NSW public servants - 9 News 27 May 2020

'A slap in the face': Teachers, nurses react to wage freeze for NSW public servants - 9 News 27 May 2020

The NSW Teacher's Federation say the decision to freeze the pay of public servants for a year is a "slap in the face". Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the 12-month pause this morning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and said no workers would be made redundant during this time. "Whether this decision impacts today or in 12 month's time, it still amounts to a pay…

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NSW government goes ahead with public service pay freeze - The Mandarin 27 May 2020

NSW government goes ahead with public service pay freeze - The Mandarin 27 May 2020

The union representing public servants in New South Wales has slammed the state government’s decision to pause public sector pay rises for the first time in nine years. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet on Wednesday said the decision to freeze wage increases for the next 12 months would “protect public service jobs” amid rising unemployment across the state. Over the past nine years,…

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NSW Senior Public Servants Get Pay Rise above 2.5% - Daily Telegraph 13 May 2020

NSW Senior Public Servants Get Pay Rise above 2.5% - Daily Telegraph 13 May 2020

Some of the state’s most senior government officials have been given a pay rise Premier Gladys Bereiklian has been heavily criticised by the opposition and unions for generous pay rises to department heads, with allegations she is ‘tossing bags of money’ at them. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has helped seven of her top bureaucrats get identical salaries, prompting claims she was “pampering” them and angering frontline…

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