Public servants unite to join strike over pay in Brisbane
PUBLIC sector workers from 21 federal government departments and agencies have vowed to continue a campaign of industrial action for better pay and wage conditions.
About 600 workers walked off the job for a rally in the Brisbane CBD on Wednesday afternoon.
They were from agencies including Medicare, Customs officers and CSIRO, with the crowd gathering at Roma Street's Emma Miller Place to criticise the Abbott government.
Community and Public Services Union president Alistair Waters said his union had been trying to negotiate a pay deal with the government for more than a year.
"They insist on putting offers on the table that cut wages and slash our members' rights and conditions. All this on top of 17,300 job cuts," he said.