Biggest pay increase in two decades - Public Service Association

Biggest pay increase in two decades

PSA members have been awarded their biggest pay rise in 20 years.

Today the NSW Minister for Industrial Relations officially announced a 4 per cent salary increase and a 0.5 per cent increase in superannuation backdated to the first full pay period after July 1.

This is the biggest increase to Public Sector wages since 2003-04 and comes after years of campaigning and lobbying by your union, the PSA. Without a strong union fighting on your behalf, you would not be receiving this pay increase.

When the NSW Government made the offer, the PSA surveyed its members, with 80 per cent of respondents agreeing to accept the increase.

The increase comes after a 12-year cap of up to 2.5 per cent on wages implemented by the previous state government which was inclusive of any supernation increases. The wage cap will be abolished on 1 September this year.

In addition to the pay increase and the end of the wage cap, an Industrial Relations Taskforce has been established to review the process of determining Public Sector salaries and consider changes to the industrial relations system.

Thanks to PSA campaigning, the Government has ruled out further privatisations and moved thousands of employees in insecure roles to permanent positions, particularly in the state’s schools. The PSA is pushing other parts of the Public Sector to decrease their reliance on insecure roles and contract labour.

The PSA and state government are in negotiations over getting rid of the inefficient and unfair Government Sector Employment Act.

Fighting for you

The PSA will always fight for better pay increases for its members. Encourage your colleagues to join the union that won them the biggest pay rise they have seen in two decades.

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