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Pay increase for the Defence Force



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NO. 129/17 FRIDAY. JUNE 17, 1977.

PAY INCREASES FOR THE DEFENCE FORCE

The Minister for Defence, Mr D.J. Killen, has

approved the extension to members of the Regular and

Reserve Forces of. the decision in the May National Wage

Case.

Salary increases for members of the Regular

Forces follow the terms of the decision handed down by

the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission. '

Comparable increases for categories under

training such as junior trainees (apprentices) and officer

cadets are extended as well.

In the case of the Reserve Forces, the increases

maintain established relativities with Regular Force

rates. ,

The increases will apply from May 26 for

members of the RAAF and May 27 for members of the' ยท '

Navy and Army.

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