Drafting and Ballot Update
In the coming weeks CPSU/CSA members will have the opportunity to have their say on the government’s offer for the General Agreement.
The Union is currently drafting the clauses with government. We want the details to be clear before the offer is put to a vote of members, and this work is happening as quickly as possible.
Once we have sufficiently completed this work, members will receive an email to vote, with a link to download and read the agreement in more detail. They’ll be asked simply to accept or reject the offer.
Delegates have told us that members are frustrated that the pay offer hasn’t moved and we acknowledge that there is more work to be done. This work will continue and build in the lead up to the next state election.
There is, though, a lot to be proud of as far as new entitlements won in this offer and we thank members who have worked very hard to get us to this point, your commitment to the campaign has secured this result.
This second offer represents a significant move forward on conditions that will improve the working lives of thousands of people. Bargaining on workplace conditions builds quality into the lives of public sector workers that cannot easily be undone.
If members choose to accept, they’ll secure significant improvements, consolidate the conditions won so far, and continue to campaign against Wages Policy to the next election.
If members vote to reject, significant and sustained industrial action will occur.
The ballot will be open for two weeks. If accepted by a majority of 50% plus one, the draft agreement will be registered in the WAIRC, at which point members will begin receiving thier wage rise and new entitlements.