VETERANS SUPPORT OUR ADF MEMBERS
WE CANNOT KEEP QUIET ABOUT THEIR LOUSY PAY “OFFER”
…. ALTHOUGH ADF MEMBERS HAVE TO
THE PAY “OFFER” OF JUST 1.5% PA TO ADF MEMBERS IS OUTRAGEOUS !
– It’s not an “offer” .. no real negotiation or consultation .. just cop it on the chin
– CPI is running at approx. 3% a year: the actual cost of living is running higher than that
– That means a pay reduction for ADF members and their families
TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, ADF MEMBERS HAVE TO PAY FOR IT THEMSELVES BY REDUCTIONS IN THEIR CONDITIONS OF SERVICE !
– Reduced leave and reduced allowances
– Efficiency savings of $20B over past years – made mainly by ADF members – have been ignored !
HOW MANY AUSTRALIANS, PRESENTED WITH THAT “OFFER”, WOULD ACCEPT IT ?
THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT’S FAIR
– we don’t ! …. and neither do over 90% of ADF members!
LETS COMPARE THAT TO MPs …
– 30% increase in their pay over the last three years: No reduction in their entitlements !
THE GOVERNMENT USES CPI TO JUSTIFY ITS CHARGES AND TAXES …… e.g., petrol !
– In that case ADF members should get at least 3%pa !
THE GOVERNMENT BUDGETED 4% IN THE DEFENCE BUDGET FOR INCREASES IN SALARIES
– Where has the remaining 2.5% gone ?
WE CALL ON THE GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATELY INTERVENE AND SHOW ITS SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS OF THE ADF
BY PROVIDING THEM A FAIR AND REASONABLE PAY DEAL