But what about pay?

Updated 4 months ago

The Government has imposed a wage cap on employees of 2% across the sector despite receiving 3.5% themselves in September after pocketing 2.92% on 1st July.

A 2% 'pay rise' is effectively a cut when compared to rising costs of living. The double standard is obvious.

CPSU has claimed in summary for all VPS workers


  • 3.5% per annum
  • Additional week of annual leave
  • Increase superannuation contribution to 12%
  • Audit use of fixed term and casual employment and convert to ongoing
  • Remove overtime calculation and eligibility caps
  • New night shift rate
  • Extend paid leave to casual employees
  • New regional mobility mechanism with allowance for regional or rural location 'hard to fill' jobs
  • Review qualifications related to salary minimums, progression outcomes in line with Gender Pay Equity principles
  • New clause on Gendered Violence
  • New Jobs and Skills Exchange

Discussions have been sought with Government by all public sector unions to raise the cap arising from the recent decision to award state MPs a 3.5% increase.

CPSU Branch Secretary Karen Batt has reiterated our rejection of a 2% pay rise.

We need all members to be united and ready to fight for what they deserve.


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