Unions are urging the Fair Work Commission to block the approval of a new workplace agreement covering staff who work for federal members of parliament, alleging that serious flaws in the ballot process altered the outcome.
Security officers have blocked MPs' staff from campaigning for improved pay inside Parliament House, amid growing unrest in minister's offices and the threat of a proposed enterprise bargaining deal being rejected.
While the federal government attacks unions it is revealed that Turnbull's Chief of Staff is paid over $600,000 per year - more than the PM himself, with the Government getting around its own 2% wages cap. Meanwhile, as USU General Secretary Graeme Kelly points out, staff members in electorate offices across the country who have gone without a pay rise for two years have started voting on a new enterprise agreement that limits annual wage increases to 2 per cent. The union is urging a NO vote.
The number of federal government ministerial advisers has ballooned 65 per cent since last year, prompting union claims that the Coalition is trying to get around its own 2 per cent cap on public-sector wage rises.
Fed Gov accused of gaming public service wage cap with promotions for dozens of Ministerial advisors
Unions have accused the Federal Government of promoting dozens of ministerial advisors to senior positions — with pay rises of up to $50,000 — in an attempt to get around their own cap on wage rises for public servants.
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