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June 22, 2005

The Leak cartoon refers to a revolt within the Employment and Workplace Relations department, with some staff claiming they have been coerced into signing non-union individual employment contracts.

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For the past nine months, the Workplace Relations department has been locked in a battle with half its 3000 staff, who are holding out against the Government's preferred course that they sign AWAs.

Though it is the Department's official policy that all new staff are only employed on AWAs, the Department current staff on fixed-term contracts have been pressured to sign AWAs if they wanted permanent positions.

Apparently this transgresson was a mistake according to the department's spin.

Hmmm.


| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 12:27 PM | | Comments (2)
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Same thing happened when I was working in the Victorian public service under Jeff Kennett

Guido,
maybe the Kennett history is a guide to the Howard future?