Courts staff are working hard to get a fair agreement. They’re taking their third round of strike action this week and will next week head to their second agreement vote.
Unlike many other agencies across the Commonwealth public sector, Courts management has refused to offer the best possible deal under the Turnbull Government’s harsh bargaining policy. Management has also refused the CPSU’s offer to have Fair Work conciliate the agreement.
It means that Courts workers have not had a pay increase for four years and face tough cuts to their rights and conditions. Courts workers have also suffered the upheaval and job losses from restructures and mergers.
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Courts action having an impact
The Full Court of the Family Court in Sydney adjourned today (Wednesday, 15 November) because of strike action.
Three Judges were required to adjourn when associates and the court officer walked off the job for half and hour as part of protected industrial action.
More news from Courts
The latest on the pending vote: http://www.cpsu.org.au/news/courts-moving-second-vote
The latest on Courts industrial action: http://www.cpsu.org.au/content/courts-risk-closure-workers-strike