Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Former Minister for Education

    Teachers say yes to State Government pay offer

    29/03/2012 12:00 AM
    • WA teachers agree to 12% deal to maintain status as country’s highest paid
    • Decision registered today with the WA Industrial Relations Commission
    The Western Australian Government welcomes the decision of the State’s 27,000 teachers and school administrators to vote in favour of the agreement reached between the State Government and their union in December 2011.

    The agreement was registered today in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
    The total packaged deal includes wage increases of 12 per cent across three years (3.75 per cent, 4 per cent and 4.25 per cent) and includes initiatives to further support collaboration and school decision making.

    Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien said this agreement reflected the State Government’s commitment to its teaching workforce and recognised their important contribution in the education of our children and involvement in our community.

    “This outcome once again demonstrates the ability of Wages Policy to deliver fair, balanced and economically sustainable outcomes for the Government and its employees.  This should send a strong message to groups currently negotiating with Government,” Mr O’Brien said.

    Education Minister Liz Constable said the deal would ensure WA school teachers remained the highest paid across the country.

    “The majority of teachers will be earning in excess of $99,000 per annum by December 2013,” Dr Constable said.

    “Teachers play an instrumental part in our society, and their pay continues to reflect the esteem in which they are held by this Government.”

          Fact File
    • State Govt made WA teachers best paid in nation upon coming into office
    • New deal cements that position
    • Last week additional pay incentives announced of up to about $29,000 to attract outstanding principals to disadvantaged schools
    Commerce Minister’s office - 9213 6400
    Education Minister’s office - 6552 5700