CPSU cold on voluntary demotion offer to avoid retrenchments

By Julian Bajkowski The conspicuous collapse of the Coalition’s promise to slash 12,000 federal public service jobs through natural attrition has been quickly followed by revelations that parts of the bureaucracy are looking at radically redefining job structures and pay grades in an apparent bid to limit forced retrenchments. The Community and Public Sector Union […]

Feds hit by massive hiring freeze

By Julian Bajkowski Federal departments and agencies have been hit by an official hiring freeze as the Abbott government attempts to cull 12,000 public service jobs without resorting to redundancies as it tries to bring down government staffing costs. The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), the federal bureaucracy’s industrial umpire, has issued a notice that […]


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