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NSW: IRC hands down humiliating loss to NSW Government in public sector wages case

19 December 2013 By ASU NSW United Services Branch (USU)

In a decision which humiliates the O'Farrell Government and vindicates the Labor Opposition, the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) today upheld an application for public sector workers to be paid an increase in wages of 2.5 per cent – without deducting an increase in superannuation.

"While this decision is very welcome, it should never have come before the IRC in the first place," said Adam Searle MLC, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations.

"The decision was made after consideration of all of the evidence, including the Government's economic evidence.

"When the wages cap legislation was passed in 2011, Treasurer Mike Baird told the NSW Parliament the policy would guarantee workers a 2.5 per cent salary increase each year – yet the O'Farrell Government tried to renege on that commitment.

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