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Industrial action threatened after public sector wage increases slashed – Sydney Morning Herald

Unions NSW described the decision, which affects workers such as nurses and teachers, as “economic vandalism” and warned of potential industrial action.

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Those terms were rejected by the Parliament and the government turned to the industrial umpire to resolve the dispute.
Following the decision, a first year corrections officer can now expect an extra $3.80 per week, with no guarantee wage increases will return to previous rates.
NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay described the IRC decision as a “kick in the guts” for workers.Credit:Kate Geraghty
The IRC found that employees “do not come into these proceedings with an entitlement to a particular wage…

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