- McGowan Government and Civil Service Association reach an agreement for wages
- Agreement will assist in budget repair and deliver a more effective public sector
The McGowan Government is pleased to announce the Civil Service Association (CSA) has accepted the public sector wages policy that covers nearly 40,000 employees.
Pay increases will be provided in accordance with the Public Sector Wages Policy Statement 2017.
This includes a $1,000 a year salary increase, 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave, and preference for direct employment of staff over two years.
It was also decided that nine industrial agreements would be replaced, which cover public servants and government officers, school support officers, electorate officers, social trainers, jury officers, residential college supervisors and youth custodial officers.
Additionally, the new agreement will:
- Limit the use of labour hire;
- Include commitments regarding employer preference for permanent employment;
- Provide enhanced consultative processes;
- Offer additional guidance for redeployment and case management of surplus employees; and
- Strengthen the monitoring of workload management provisions.
The agreement is being finalised for lodgement in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
Comments attributed to Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston:
"I'm very pleased the overwhelming majority of Civil Service Association members that voted agreed to the $1,000 a year pay increase.
"The McGowan Government supports a fair system for all Western Australian public servants.
"These agreements will assist in budget repair, where everyone must share the burden, and deliver a more effective, efficient, and functional public sector."
Minister's office - 6552 6700