In an overwhelming show of support, 97 per cent of members voted to support the proposed Award, which has now been approved by the Industrial Relations Commission and enacted as of today, 1 July 2014.
According to a report in the CanberraTimes it appears likely that ADF personnel may be offered a similar pay offer to that leaked to the public last week. Such an offer may also require conditions offsets.
George was a metallurgist who spent his working life at the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at Maribyrnong Victoria, part of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO).
Our campaigning means that the Act has changed to lift some investment restrictions for the company while ensuring continued majority Australian ownership.
Thousands of Defence Department public servants have had their workplace counseling services axed as the federal government’s cuts bite deeper in departmental budgets.
The Government’s proposal to deregulate the university sector has resulted in howls of protest from students, silent terror from parents and growing concerns from professionals worried that rising degree costs and increases in interest charges on student loans, will turn away future generations from specialist careers in science, technology and engineering.
Negotiations at TasWater broke down yesterday and the dispute is now heading to Fair Work Australia.
Professionals Australia, in its capacity of representing hundreds of technical workers in Defence establishment says the cuts to science and engineering will eventually cost lives on the battlefield and leave Australia a weaker military nation.
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