Up to 30,000 public sector workers are expected to strike in Queensland next month, opposing state government's plans to slash staff numbers. Since taking up office in March Queensland Liberal/National Party Premier Campbell Newman has been on a mission to decimate the public sector, believing it will not affect frontline services.
on Monday, 25 June 2012. Posted in News, Primary Industries & Regional Development- Agriculture And Food - Dept Of, The West
Fears have been raised that WA will become more susceptible to diseases it has fought hard to quarantine against when the number of dog handlers at Perth Airport's domestic terminal is halved next month.
The Barnett Government is letting down the community by not investing in public services according to the Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association. Branch Secretary Toni Walkington made the comment after Treasurer Christian Porter released the 2012-13 Budget in Parliament House.
Any further changes to workplace laws should improve job security, rights and protections for the millions of people in insecure work, not hand more power to employers. In its submission to the review of the Fair Work Act, the ACTU will propose reforms within the framework of the existing legislation to improve the rights to collective bargaining and the safety net for insecure workers.
Workplace bullying and harassment cost the public sector $2.6 million last year after more than 100 public servants lodged workers compensation claims over repeated assaults, threats, verbal abuse or harassment from co-workers.