NSW firefighter update via: SITREP 29/2013

It is what it is

May 16, 2014

     Inside this issue:

  •      Budget confirms only 2.27% wage increase for 2014
  •      AMP screening failures
  •      History to repeat at

 

Budget confirms only 2.27% wage increase for 2014

The Abbott Government’s budget confirmation that the 0.25% SGL increase scheduled for 1 July 2014 will proceed combined with the Baird Government’s Supreme Court win last week (see “In brief”,SITREP 17) means that this year’s 2.5% wage increases will now be fixed at 2.27%. On the other hand, the budget’s deferral of next year’s 0.5% SGL increase means that the 2015 wage increases will remain at 2.5%, and the 2014 Retained Award’s Table 1 wage rates will now be increased to reflect this.

The last chance to save this year’s 2.5% increase from falling to 2.27% rests in a High Court appeal against the Supreme Court decision. NSW…

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