"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?