WA Public School Teachers to Receive Wage Increase

More than 30,000 Western Australian public school teachers will receive a three percent wage increase, including back pay, from tomorrow under the new School Education Act (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2021. On September 1, 2022, the agreed increase will be back-paid to eligible staff dating from 6 December 2021.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston today also announced that teachers are set to receive their one-off $2,500 cost-of-living payment, which was announced last month as part of changes to the WA public sector wages policy, early in Term 4. Part-time and casual employees will receive a pro-rata cost-of-living payment.

On top of the wage increase and cost-of-living payment, the new agreement includes additional measures to address wellbeing and workload matters.

Link to Media Release.