In December 2017, CPSU NSW applied to the Fair Work Commission Full Bench to review its 2017 Annual Wage Review and how it applied this to copied state awards. In spite of WaterNSW opposing our application, CPSU NSW was successful in our arguments that there was a drafting error and that the full 3.3 per cent should be paid to former public servants who had transitioned to the State Owned Corporation.
In their Decision in January this year, the Full Bench suggested a new way of applying the Annual Wage Review to State Copied Instruments. Its proposal, which the ACTU and the CPSU NSW supported, has now been confirmed by the Commission.
The consequence of this decision is that the Annual Wage Review handed down by the Commission earlier today passed on the full 3.5 per cent wage rise, effective from 1 July 2018 to all employees on state copied awards, regardless of the transition date.
CPSU NSW will be writing to your employer asking them to confirm they will pass on this pay rise to all our members on copied state awards in the following organisations:
This was only possible due to the support of CPSU NSW (PSA) members like yourselves.
If you know any colleagues performing work that transferred, ask them to JOIN the CPSU NSW (PSA) to help continue to get excellent outcomes for all members.