Last Thursday the Defence Secretary wrote to all civilian employees in Defence, after meeting with representatives of your unions. He broadly advised the detail of the offer tabled that morning.
There is an old saying with some employers that “nothing is too good for their employees.” Unfortunately in this case this is exactly what Defence employees have been offered – a pay and conditions proposal that is less than zero.
Please find attached a copy of the joint Professionals Australia/AMWU bulletin for distribution across your workplaces and your professional networks and for placement on noticeboards and in breakout areas.
Also attached is the latest Professionals Australia poster for your workplace. You can get a copy of the “It’s Time” poster here.
For your colleagues that are not members the next step is simple. If they are serious about being treated with respect and science and engineering being valued then they need to join with you today.
Keep in touch and spread the word. It’s time to stand up for Defence science and engineering!