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ACC workers denied pay rise

PSA MEDIA RELEASE
October 13, 2009

For Immediate Use
 

 ACC workers denied pay rise while ACC senior staff get large increases


Workers at the ACC, who belong to the Public Service Association, are not impressed to learn that while they’re being denied pay increases senior staff at ACC have received substantial pay rises.

According to last night’s ONE news the number of ACC staff on salaries of more than $100,000 has increased by 67 to a total of 259. And staff earning more than $300,000 has doubled to 10.

“While ACC workers are trying to do their best to deliver services in a tight and challenging environment, ACC senior management are rewarding themselves with pay increases denied to their staff,” says PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff.    

The PSA is seeking to negotiate improvements in the pay and working conditions for the 770 workers at ACC who belong to the union. 

“Our negotiating team is being told by the ACC that it would be ‘irresponsible in the current economic climate’ to increase staff salaries,” says Richard Wagstaff.

“ACC has also told us that they’re taking a ‘zero based approach to salary increases for all staff’ this year.”

“Now we hear that ACC senior management have given themselves’ handsome pay increases while denying any increase to the staff.”

“This sort of double standard does nothing to build morale or a sense of fairness in workplace relations at ACC.”

“ACC have frozen pay rates for the staff despite conducting a market survey which has shown that they are due pay increases.”

“The large pay increases for senior staff at ACC makes a mockery of the corporation’s claim that it has no money for staff pay rises,” says Richard Wagstaff.

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