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Thousands of public servants walk off job across Australia's New South Wales

10-08-2012 11:05 BJT

SYDNEY, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- More than 40,000 public servants have walked off the job across New South Wales (NSW) of Australia to protest against the state government's planned job cuts, local media reported on Monday.

The Public Service Association (PSA), a union representing the government employees, authorized its members to stop work and attend mass meetings at more than 40 locations across the state on Monday morning.

PSA NSW General Secretary John Cahill said that thousands of workers in NSW are facing job cuts and cuts to conditions under the state government.

Hundreds of PSA members are rallying outside Sydney Town Hall, where a vote is to be held to determine whether to escalate industrial action, according to the Australian Associated Press ( AAP) reports.



Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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