The 2019 CPSU (Community and Public Sector Union) agreement is an important development for public sector workers in Australia. This agreement covers over 200,000 workers across the country, including those employed in federal agencies, mainstream departments, and statutory bodies. The CPSU agreement sets out the terms and conditions of employment for public sector workers, including salaries, working hours, leave entitlements, and other benefits.
One of the key features of the 2019 CPSU agreement is a 6% pay increase over three years. This is a significant improvement from the previous agreement, which only offered a 2% increase over three years. The new pay increase is expected to help address the issue of wage stagnation among public sector workers, which has been a concern for many years.
In addition to the pay increase, the CPSU agreement also includes provisions on workplace flexibility, health and safety, and job security. Workers will have greater control over their working hours and will be able to work flexibly, including working from home or on a part-time basis. There will also be new measures to prevent workplace bullying and harassment, and workers will have access to better mental health support services.
Job security is another important issue covered in the CPSU agreement. The agreement provides for a range of measures to protect workers from redundancies and outsourcing, including stronger consultation requirements and a commitment to maintaining permanent employment wherever possible.
Overall, the 2019 CPSU agreement represents a significant improvement in the terms and conditions of employment for public sector workers in Australia. The pay increase, workplace flexibility, and job security provisions will help to ensure that public sector workers are treated fairly and have access to the support they need to perform their jobs effectively. This is an important development in ensuring that public sector workers are recognized for the valuable contribution they make to our society.