RAAF wife lashes government’s ‘insulting’ pay offer

11 Nov 2014

The wife of a serving RAAF member about to be deployed to Iraq has lashed the federal government’s “insulting and non-consultative” pay offer and cuts to allowances.
An Adelaide-based defence force wife “Karen”, whose husband is due to deploy to the Middle East next week and who will miss out on Christmas with his family, said she had chosen to speak out because “Defence is not like the public service. Defence Force members can’t strike, they can’t speak out”.
At the same time, Defence personnel have flooded to join peak body the Defence Force Welfare Association, whose membership of serving men and women has rocketed……..

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