ACT Bargaining Update: Another pay offer!

  • Published March 9, 2023

Following union members’ unanimous rejection of the previous pay offer, the Chief Minister’s office presented a revised offer for you to consider. The majority of the pay increases are the same, so if you would like a refresher, please refer to the previous newsletter here.

The changes to the previous offer are:

  • A three-year agreement to expire on 31 March 2026. The previous offer was for a four-year agreement.
  • Increase the level of backdating of the first $1,750 payment from February 2023 previously offered to January 2023.

The ACTPS has also added the following conditions to the offer that weren’t included in the previous offer:

  • An additional superannuation increase of 0.25% from 01 January 2026.
  • Birthing leave will increase from 18 weeks to 24 weeks from 01 January 2023.
  • Superannuation payments for workers on the paid and unpaid portion of Parental Leave types following Birthing Leave will increase from the current 12 months to 24 months with effect from 1 January 2023.

You can view the full correspondence sent to the HSU at this link.

What do you think of the offer? Does it change your view? Please send your feedback to [E-Mail not displayed].

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