After Thursday's talks adjourned without a deal, VW's chief negotiator, JosefFidelis Senn, said the company had 'negotiated hard' for a two-year wage freeze
The bans, authorised by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, are part of a long-running wage dispute by maintenance workers at Qantas who refuse to accept a temporary wage freeze
, reported The Associated Press.
A study by XpertHR of 29 public sector pay reviews due in April showed that just over half involved a wage freeze
, covering 1.
Pressed, on a radio show yesterday, to say what the government would do in the event that the unions rejected the wage freeze
, he said their decision would be respected.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said its research found public sector employees were more pessimistic about pay, with half predicting a wage freeze
But the pressure to a keep a lid on public sector pay will be stronger, with many workers facing a wage freeze
, said Stuart Hyland of the Hay Group.
Members of the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association and the Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Plumbing and Allied Services Union voted in a secret ballot to approve a proposal from Qantas Airways for a wage freeze
This strike was staged by a workforce, furious at being forced to pay three per cent more during a wage freeze
, then working longer for a lower pension.