Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

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

    Public servants and Government officers to benefit from pay offer

    16/12/2022 3:50 PM
     
    • Public servants and Government officers accept wages offer
    • Minimum of $3,130 or 3 percent per annum, plus 0.5 percent superannuation increase
    • Backpay, cost of living payment, and improved conditions in addition to pay offer
    • Up to $3,000 cost of living payment to all employees in the coming weeks
    • Latest agreement means 112,000 employees have accepted the wages offer

    More than 32,000 clerical, administrative, and professional salaried officers – employed by 82 Government entities – have accepted the State Government's wages policy.

     

    The Community and Public Sector Union, Civil Service Association advises 85 percent of voting members supported the agreement.

     

    These employees will receive a minimum $3,130 or 3 percent per annum wage increase for two years – following registration of the replacement agreement – with backpay to 13 June 2022, as well as the upfront $3,000 cost of living payment – provided on a pro-rata basis for casual and part-time workers – and a 0.5 percent per annum superannuation increase.

     

    The new agreement includes a number of new and improved conditions of employment, including:

    • an increase to employer superannuation contributions on unpaid maternity leave from 12 to 24 weeks;
    • a new entitlement to compassionate leave for parents experiencing early pregnancy loss;
    • a new leave entitlement to support registered foster carers; and
    • a new leave entitlement for absences related to a public health emergency.

    Settlement of public servants and Government officers takes the total number of employees who have accepted the State wages policy to 112,000 people.

     

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "I welcome the latest agreement reached with the Civil Service Association – which now means around three quarters of the public sector will benefit from the State wages offer.

     

    "My Government has been committed to ensure the public service receives better pay and conditions – which our State wages policy delivers on – and I hope we can reach agreement with those unions we are still bargaining with.

     

    "With uncertain times ahead with a looming global recession, the cost of living payment will go a long way in supporting these employees and their families.

     

    "The $3,000 cost of living payment is in addition to the improved wages and conditions, which ensures those who are lower paid reap the most benefit."

     

    Comments attributed to Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston:

     

    "The McGowan Government is pleased to secure an agreement with the Civil Service Association prior to Christmas – and I commend the union for their commitment to reaching this positive outcome.

     

    "We continue to engage positively with unions and are working towards settlement of further negotiations in the New Year.

     

    "I'm very pleased that – with this agreement – the number of employees who have accepted this State wages policy has now reached 112,000 people."

     

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Industrial Relations Minister's office - 6552 6700