Saturday, June 07, 2008

Air Traffic Controllers seek 63pc

"It continues a pattern of aggressive wage claims since the election of the Rudd Government, with this week's three-year, 27 per cent claim by university staff emboldened by the deal secured last month by Victorian teachers - all at a time when the Reserve Bank is warning of "considerable uncertainty" about the outlook for inflation." Read more ...

Civil Air, the union representing 1,000 employees, says there's a shortage of air traffic controllers and the rise could help increase the number of people in the profession.

Get used to this! Arresting inflation involves a two pronged attack, cutting spending and curbing wages rises. The test of Kevin Rudd and the ALP will be how he manages both, not one or the other.

See also, Unions, Rudd Government and Strikes

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