Services Australia Strike Action Begins


Strike action begins today by Union members at Services Australia and it could impact Medicare and other Government services.

The industrial action could see more than a quarter of its 34,000 staff walk off the job and :SOME Centrelink branches being forced to close.

It follows the Community and Public Sector Union’s rejection of the federal government’s pay rise.

The Government offered an increase of 11.2% over three years.

C-P-S-U National Secretary Melissa Donnelly says the union is ready to ”increase pressure as needed to secure a better outcome on pay”.

As late as last Friday, Centrelink was advising clients to delay any business until later this week.


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