One in four Tax Office staff threaten strike action by mid-year

February 20, 20151:30 pm282 views

AUSTRALIA – One in four Tax Office workers are set to go on strike by mid-year over what they claim is an unfair pay deal with tougher working conditions.

As Fairfax Media reported earlier this month, there was a threat of Australian Taxation Office workers being the next public service agency to take industrial action following a pay deal that has angered many of the agency’s 21,000 staff and which its union says will result in an extra 300 job losses.

This is on top of 3000 job cuts already made at the Tax Office under Abbott government budget cuts, and another 1700 to follow.

The main union representing Tax Office staff, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), has said the agency is seeking to cut jobs, significantly reduce take-home pay and slash conditions under a proposed new enterprise agreement.



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