Last week, the NSW Premier, Ms Berejiklian announced all NSW Public Servants will receive a 2.5 per cent wage increase. The Treasurer said the Government was able to bring back salary growth since the NSW Government had rebounded.
However, TfNSW is yet to lift their offer from 1.5 per cent (1.04% salary, 0.5% Superannuation).
After the announcement, the joint unions met with TfNSW asking for confirmation that announcements in the budget by the Premier and Treasurer were correct. TfNSW has consistently advised they are waiting for advice on whether they can lift their offer.
Prior to the 2.5 per cent announcement, the unions had sought confirmation from TfNSW that they would backpay employees to ensure no one would be disadvantaged by TfNSW delays in commencing negotiations. It was to avoid this had the Unions raised negotiations back in February.
Despite the Awards expiring on 30 June 2021, TfNSW has been unable to agree to backpay. Therefore, if TfNSW were to continue to stall on negotiations, an Award is not lodged on or before 30 June 2021, members would not receive their payrise on or after the first full pay period after 1 July.
To protect members pay rise from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2021, the unions, including the PSA are looking to lodge in the Commission for a 2.5 per cent pay rise.
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