THOUSANDS of sailors, soldiers and air force personnel have reacted with fury to being asked to give up some of their Christmas and recreational leave in order to get the pay rise of just 1.5 per cent a year over the next three years.
Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis said she, too, was concerned and vowed to raise the issue with the Assistant Minister for Defence.
“I was talking to some defence personnel a couple of days ago and we were discussing the impact of moving around every couple of years,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
“They know it’s all part of the job and they accept that, but it is the sort of thing that does impact on them and their families.
“It’s good to talk to the people, and hear their perspective. They love their job, and feel honoured to be in that position.”
Mrs Sudmalis said she wondered if the Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert had been made aware of those types of issues.
“I’ve written a letter to Mr Robert and I will deliver that letter to him personally on Monday,” she said.
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