Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    Teachers accept State Government's new bargaining agreement

    20/06/2022 1:50 PM
     
    • State School Teachers' Union of Western Australia accept State Government's two-year offer
    • 70 per cent of members agreed to the new bargaining agreement
    • Teachers will receive 2.75 per cent pay rise per annum over two years

    The McGowan Government has welcomed the decision by members of the State School Teachers' Union of Western Australia (SSTUWA) to accept its industrial agreement offer.

     

    A clear majority of SSTUWA members, 70 per cent, voted in favour of the two-year agreement, which includes:

    • salary increases of 2.75 per cent per annum effective on and from December 6, 2021 (including backpay);
    • a second increase of 2.75 per cent per annum effective on and from December 6, 2022;
    • introduction of one school development day to be directly focused on curriculum support;
    • improvements to support graduate and regional teachers, principals and deputy principals - including compensatory leave for principals;
    • targeted funding initiative for district high schools to strengthen the breadth of secondary provision;
    • reducing administrative red tape - including performance management and improvements to staff transfer arrangements; and
    • government investment in languages - including permanency for Aboriginal language teachers; development of materials to support teaching of Noongar Aboriginal Language Framework; and funding for Korean, Hindu, and Tamil languages.

    Comments attributed to Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston:

     

    "This agreement is an outcome of good faith bargaining.

     

    "I'm glad both parties were able to negotiate an agreement and secure this positive outcome for teachers and the public education system more broadly.

     

    "The State School Teachers' Union of Western Australia fought hard for their members and I'm glad they could reach a fair outcome."

     

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