Schools Teacher wage increases around the nation

As we develop our log of claims for Victorian teachers, and in light of the Victorian state government’s 2% cap on annual public sector wage increases, it is worth taking a look at recent salary increases achieved by AEU branches in other states and territories.

South Australia
An in-principle agreement was achieved in December 2019. If approved, retrospective pay increases of 1.35% backdated to October 2018, and a further retrospective increase of 1% backdated to May 2019 would apply. There will also be further increases of 2.35% in May 2020, 2021, 2022 if the agreement is endorsed.

New South Wales
A two year agreement was reached in December 2019 with a 2.5% salary increase in 2020, and a further 2.28% in 2021, with an increase of 0.22% in employer contributions to superannuation commencing that year.

Tasmania
An agreement was signed in November 2019 for a three year deal that will deliver 4.2% over the life of the agreement.

Queensland
An agreement reached in November 2019 will see a 2.5% increase each year for three years, with a once off payment of $1250 to eligible teachers.

Northern Territory
An agreement was reached in November 2018, enshrining annual increases of 2.5% through to 2021.

ACT
A four year agreement was struck in 2018 which delivers 3% increases each year of the deal, plus a once off payment of $750.

Western Australia
Negotiations are currently underway with the state government offering a flat $1000 per teacher for each year of the agreement.

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