Diggers Vent Fury at ‘Outrageous’ Pay Offer

14 Oct 2014

Australian Defence Force personnel say the government’s new pay offer is “an outrage”, “a disgrace” and “a joke”.

Thousands of sailors, soldiers and Air Force personnel have reacted with fury to being asked to give up some of their Christmas and recreational leave in order to get the pay rise of just 1.5 per cent a year over the next three years.
By Monday afternoon 7123 soldiers, sailors, Air Force personnel, reservists or their families had contacted the peak defence advocacy group with 90 per cent of them saying they “strongly disapproved” of the government’s offer. (Ed Note – At 10.45 am today (tuesday) over 10,000 responses have been received and rising)

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