The CPSU/CSA has cautiously welcomed the Service Priority Panel report released today saying that this report should have been the start of the Public Sector Reform process.
- 188 positions abolished
- 200 staff targeted for a wave of forced redundancies
- 170 redeployed staff pressured to surrender their jobs under the Voluntary Targeted Severance Scheme (VTSS) (Only 70 of which are affected by the 188 positions lost)
As expected, the 16-17 Mid-Year Review exposes Band-Aid fixes, waste and no planning for the future of WA.
It proves years of decimation to the public service; with just 3% growth in public sector staff trying to cope with the service demands of an 11% population boom in WA since 2011.
The State Government has admitted it spent more than $1M last financial year to spy on public servants for misconduct.
Western Australian public servants have voted to accept the latest pay offer put to them by the Barnett Government. The Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association's ballot of its members closed this afternoon with the majority of members who voted supporting the offer of 2.75%, 2.5% and 2.5% pay increases over the next three years.