Wednesday, 11 April 2018

CPSU NSW secure 3.3% for Water NSW employees on SWC agreement

CPSU NSW secure 3.3% for Water NSW employees on SWC
agreement – April 2018 (PDF version)

The CPSU NSW is pleased to confirm that Water NSW has agreed to pass on the full 3.3 per cent pay rise to employees covered the State Water Corporation Enterprise Agreement. Payment of the 3.3 per cent will be backdated to 1 July 2017. This is the same quantum the CPSU NSW won for former employees in DPI and SCA following legal action we undertook on behalf of staff last year. This pay rise is above the Consumer Price Index, which is currently at 1.9 per cent and well in excess of the NSW Government’s 2.5 per cent wage cap.

All CPSU NSW members should be proud that your union took action in the Fair Work Commission to ensure Water NSW staff received what they were legally entitled to.

We anticipate the back pay and pay rise will be passed on administratively from mid-May.

We would like to acknowledge the work of our CPSU NSW delegates for arguing strongly that all staff at Water NSW deserved an equitable outcome and a decent pay rise.

The action we took benefits ALL staff. We therefore ask you to remind your colleagues that it pays to belong to the CPSU NSW. It is both the financial contribution and volunteering that union members make, that made this outcome possible.

Please forward this to your colleagues, and encourage your co-workers JOIN the CPSU NSW. To join:

Negotiations will now continue for a unified enterprise agreement and, as always, we will be pressing for the best deal for all staff.

Stay in touch with your CPSU NSW Bargaining Team:
Tim Budd

Andrew Harrison

Scott Butler

Richard Wheatley

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