Wage rise survey - Public Service Association

Wage rise survey

Every year the Public Service Association (PSA) goes into fight for public servants, negotiating with the Government for a salary increase on their behalf. Following the latest offer from the Government to the PSA in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, I felt it was important to write to you directly and inform you about what has occurred.

The current Liberal/National Government legislated in 2011 to cap the allowable increase for public servants at 2.5 per cent a year. If we want more than that, the rules say we have to bargain away conditions in return.

With this in mind, the PSA sought the maximum 2.5 per cent increase each year for two years. This is in response to the declining rates of salary increases and inflation rates in Australia and NSW.

However, the Government has offered the PSA a one-year deal of 2.5 per cent.

It is important members understand what has been offered is the best deal we can get without trading off conditions. At current inflation levels, 2.5 per cent represents a win for public servants and their families.

However, before we accept this deal we feel it’s important members be given the opportunity to consider the proposal and provide us with their views.

Printed on this letter below is a link to the PSA’s member survey on the deal. Later this week we will be following up this letter with an email bulletin; with additional information on the salaries offer. You can also head to our website, www.psa.asn.au for more information.

To vote on the Government’s offer, please go to: www.psa.asn.au/rise2017

I look forward to hearing your views.

Yours sincerely,

Stewart Little
General Secretary


P.S. Regardless of what we do this year, this is only the beginning of the fight for a fairer system for public servants. Encourage your colleagues to join the PSA!

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