John Bowler

John Bowler

Former Minister for Local Government; Employment Protection; Racing and Gaming; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern

    New CSA wage agreement welcomed

    2/06/2006 1:00 PM
     
    2/6/06

    Employment Protection Minister John Bowler has welcomed the decision by an overwhelming majority of Civil Service Association members to accept the Government’s enhanced wage offer.

    The 8.5 per cent package contained wage increases of 4.5 per cent and four per cent over two years.

    “It confirms that the Government’s public sector wage policy, based on collective bargaining, is well placed to deliver real increases in wages and improved conditions of employment which are economically and industrially sustainable,” Mr Bowler said.

    “The negotiation process was conducted in good faith by the parties and has delivered a fair and sustainable outcome.”

    It is expected that the new enterprise agreements will be registered in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission within the next few weeks and the increases should be in pay packets in July.

    “The Government values the work and commitment of the 30,000 public sector workers who will be covered by these agreements and recognises the need to continue to attract and retain a quality public sector workforce,” the Minister said.

    Mr Bowler said the successful negotiation of the package reaffirmed the commitment of both the Government and the union to negotiate in good faith to enhance the wages and conditions of workers.

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