Wages policy

The Government’s wages policy provides public sector unions the choice, by industrial agreement, of either a 2.5% wage increase per year, with a $1,000 sign on bonus or a 2.5% wage increase for two years with an additional 0.25% for reform measures that could be achieved.

The Department of Treasury provides quantitative and policy support concerning the Government’s wages policy framework to promote financially sustainable and fair wage outcomes across the public sector. 

Our stakeholders include the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Public Sector Labour Relations Unit as well as agencies with employees under a State Government industrial agreement. 

Page reviewed 1 April 2022