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Gillard Government to deliver historic payrise for social and community workers

Prime Minister Julia Gillard today announced the Government was prepared to provide over $2 billion to deliver an historic pay rise to 150,000 of Australia’s lowest paid workers in the social and community services sector – the vast majority of them women. The Government will put a joint submission on equal pay with the Australian Services Union to the independent umpire, Fair Work Australia. The Government is prepared to commit over $2 billion to fund its share of any wage increases awarded.

Media Release (10/1111) from Australia. Prime Minister