Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Defence civilian workers will strike today

Defence civilians will strike today over a pay raise issue.

"Our members work on high-profile Defence projects and are proud to help protect our nation and region but they are under-resourced and underpaid for the work that they do. And unless they get the respect they deserve they will be increasingly seeking jobs elsewhere."

Special Minister of State Gary Gray said this week the Government was willing to allow pay rises above 3 per cent a year, but only if staff could find savings within their workplace to fund the increases.

I find it possible that some of them may be underpaid. Given the performance of some sectors of Defence, I don't know about the rest. What happens in the real world (non-Government) when someone fails a project? Do they ask for a pay raise?


Anonymous said...

I do not understand why we need 22,000 public servants to service 55,000 in uniform. Then you have the contractors.
No private organisation could work this way.

Anonymous said...

They can think themselves lucky. Their UK MOD counterparts are on a pay freeze for at least 2 years, possibly 3, at a time when the country has 5% inflation.