Friday 16 December 2022


Public Sector CSA Agreement Offer Accepted by Membership

CPSU/CSA members covered by the Public Sector CSA Agreement have voted to accept the WA State Government’s recent offer for their pay and conditions.

The ballot of members, which opened on Wednesday 7 December 2022 and closed at midday today, returned an overwhelming result in favour of the offer.

Branch Secretary Rikki Hendon said she was proud that powerful, collective, member-led action had secured an offer that members deemed acceptable.

“Six months ago, our members rejected an insulting offer from government that did not go far enough on pay, did not deliver on our priority conditions claims and required significant trade-offs of members' hard-fought entitlements.

“CPSU/CSA members stood strong and, together with our Public Sector Alliance partners, successfully shifted the Government on wages, not once but twice, in the second half of 2022.

“They then took further action to secure a much-improved offer that delivers significant conditions improvements and more pay in their pockets.

“Thanks to CPSU/CSA members, WA public sector workers will now have stronger rights to work from home, stronger entitlements to disconnect from work outside of their paid hours, improved personal leave and a base rate pay rise at least triple that on offer from the Government in 2021.

“We look forward to working with our members and Public Sector Alliance partners to continue the fight for real wages growth in 2023.


  • The CPSU/CSA is the union for WA public sector workers ranging from child protection officers to drivers licensing assessors. It negotiates the pay and conditions of over 40,000 Western Australians.
  • Offers for the Insurance Commission of WA and School Support Officers, negotiated in parallel with the Public Sector CSA Agreement, have also been balloted and accepted. 
  • The CPSU/CSA is still awaiting offers from Government for Youth Custodial Officers, Jury Officers, Electoral and Research Officers and Social Trainers, and expects ballots to take place for these agreements early in the new year. The offer for Family Support Officers was received today and will go to ballot as soon as practical.