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Public sector workers 'prefer pay cut to pension loss'

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Hang on a minute, we've had a pay cut. In fact not one, but two pay cuts. Has anyone noticed? The two year pay freeze is a real terms pay cut. We have already done our bit. And with inflation running at just below 5% that's almost 10% of a pay cut. I now want a pay rise to restore what I was earning before the pay cut - ie a 10% pay rise. But don't worry, I'll do my bit for the public finances and won't ask to be paid the money I've lost over the 2 years. Will I strike over my 'gold plated' pension? You bet. Will I strike over my pay cut/freeze? You bet. It's coming: the unelected gvt will not change their position, let's get on with balloting the members.

Posted date

5 August, 2011

Posted time

2:42 pm

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