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Eric Abetz’s public service industrial relations campaign has been dealt another blow, as financial security bureaucrats reject a below-inflation pay offer.
Employees at the Australian Financial Security Authority have overwhelmingly voted down a below-inflation pay offer.
The offer would have seen wages rise by 4% over three years and cut conditions including personal or carer’s leave, flexitime, consultation rights and overtime for those in the call centre. Redundancy packages and career advancement opportunities would also have been reduced.
But staff elected to strongly reject the deal, with around 82% of eligible employees voting against it. There are around 470 workers at the AFSA.
“This deal would have taken away more than it provided and staff saw through that, despite having a short period of time to consider it,” said Community and Public Sector Union deputy president Alistair Waters.
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David Donaldson is a journalist at The Mandarin based in Melbourne. He's previously written for The Guardian and Crikey and holds a masters in international relations.
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