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Thursday, 27 September 1973
Page: 1711

Mr Lloyd (MURRAY, VICTORIA) asked the Minister for Labour, upon notice:

(1)   Did the Public Service Board recently announce a 16 per cent salary increase for Second Division officers.

(2)   What percentage increase in salary has the Second Division received from the Public Service Board and National Wage decisions in each of the last 3 calendar years.

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I am advised that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   On 2 August the Public Service Board announced a 16 per cent salary increase for Second Division Officers, which in the case of Level 6 officers amounted to $3,643 a year, before any formal claim was served on respondent Ministers. This enabled the claimant unions to confront Cabinet with a fait accompli.

(2)   Increases granted or offered to Second Division officers of the Australian Public Service since January 1970 are as follows: 1.1.70 - 3 per cent - National Wage Case. 14.1.71 - 6 per cent - National Wage Case. 5.11.71 - approx. 15 per cent - Arbitrated decision of Public Service Arbitrator - Determinations

Numbers 360 and 361 of 1971. 1.6.72 - $104 per annum- National Wage Case. 31.5.73 - 2 per cent plus $130 per annumNational Wage Case. 23.8.73- approx. 16 per cent- Offer by Public Service Board.

This means that since 1.1.70 Second Division salaries have increased by the following amounts:

In the same period, the wages of selected fourth division designations have increased as follows:

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