Public Sector Interim Workplace Arrangements 2022
The Public Sector Interim Workplace Arrangements 2022 are now available.
The Australian Government’s Public Sector Interim Workplace Arrangements 2022 (the Interim Arrangements) have been released.
The Interim Arrangements are the first step in the Government’s broader plan to improve the public sector. This includes by working to reduce the fragmentation of pay and conditions over time and by realising the benefits that would result from genuine service wide negotiations on common terms and conditions.
The Interim Arrangements provide a one-off pay increase of 3 per cent per annum to all employees. This increase will apply to pay increases due between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023 under both new and existing workplace arrangements.
The Interim Arrangements affirm the industrial rights for employees to collectively bargain, but allow pay increases to be implemented quickly and efficiently via the use of determinations as provided for under s.24(1) of Public Service Act 1999, or where relevant, an agency’s enabling legislation. This approach has been adopted to allow time for the Government to develop and consider broader policy parameters to move towards service-wide arrangements.
The Interim Arrangements replace in entirety the previous Government’s Public Sector Workplace Relations Policy 2020.
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