The ‘our HSU’ team Public servicecampaign briefing Authorized by Mark Sterrey, RPA
Background Since being elected in 2011 The Liberal Government has already: • Capped wage increases to 2.5% per annum for most NSW Government employees. • Reduced workers compensation beneﬁts by removing journey claims; capping time available for rehabilitation; and reducing weekly payments to injured workers after 13 weeks.
“At least 80,000 NSW public sector workers are set to lose salary beneﬁts and conditions under sweeping cuts to their awards.”(Sydney Morning Herald, August 29, 2012)“Premier Barry OFarrell says he has ‘no apologies’ for plans to cut public servants entitlements such as annual leave loadings and penalty rates” (Daily Telegraph, 29th August, 2012).
more changesThe State Government has ﬁled an application before the NSW Industrial Relations Commission that will vary the Public Servants award by: Tightening rules around parental leave to exclude long- term foster carers, surrogate parents and kinship care arrangements. Cutting leave loading Cutting penalty payments for shift workers Cutting allowances for living in remote areas Winding back carers leave
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