Public interest must top any pay deal

Whatever happens with the stalled national pay talks, the reality is that, for many workers in the state, a pay pause is already in operation.

9th August, 2008

Whatever happens with the stalled national pay talks, the reality is that, for many workers in the state, a pay pause is already in operation.

For those in the increasing numbers of businesses who incentivise their workers through profit-sharing schemes, many will effectively experience pay cuts this year and next.

So it is difficult to take union leaders seriously when they talk in horrified tones about a pay pause. The reality is that many workers...

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