Unions win breakthrough in super battle

Mark Lennon, Secretary of Unions NSW, writes: Public sector unions took action in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission to make sure that workers get both a fair pay rise and the quarter percent super increase to which they are entitled. The Industrial Relations Commission agreed with the unions.

The Federal Government has put in place a scheme to raise the minimum superannuation payments from 9% to 12%.

The NSW Government tried to pull a swiftie by taking the first instalment –  a mere 0.25% – from a scheduled pay rise. But the Commission said they couldn’t do under the current rules.

This is an important ruling because as super shifts to 12 percent, it should not be at the expense of wages.   This is a huge win for working people.

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