In case you missed our email update on Wednesday, Premier Will Hodgman made a surprise announcement in Parliament that he was writing to public sector unions with a new formal offer on wages.

We subsequently received that offer in writing, and you can read it by clicking here. In summary, the Premier is offering a back-dated one-year agreement with a 2.1% pay rise across the public sector — for us that would include Support Staff, school/college teachers/principals and TAFE teachers. This late-breaking offer will be considered at Branch Council’s meeting today (Friday, 14 June).

Councillors at today’s meeting were also tasked with working on a unifying counteroffer for the DoE Teachers Agreement. We are still awaiting costing information from the government to assist with development of the counteroffer.