ADF unhappy with latest pay offer

ADF unhappy with latest pay offer

Thousands of Australian Defence Force personnel have criticised the latest pay offer from the Federal Government.

The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal will consider a deal tomorrow, put forward by the government, for a 1.5 per cent pay rise, while also giving up some leave conditions.

Spokesperson for the Defence Force Welfare Association, David Jamison, says thousands of members have contacted him to oppose the offer.

He says the pay rise is below the rate of inflation, meaning defence personnel would actually be having their wages cut.

Mr Jamison is calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to step in an intervene in the matter.

“The Prime Minister really needs to intervene to ensure that those who serve the nation are being fairly treated and those veterans – particularly the disabled veterans – are also fairly treated,” he said.

“Because under the budget provisions that have been recently announced, and now this new pay offer, they’re certainly not being fairly treated at all.”

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has also written to Mr Abbott, calling on him to reconsider the pay offer.

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