Darwin Port Corporation (DPC) workers are the latest Northern Territory Government employees to sign onto a fair and reasonable wage agreement.
Under the endorsed enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA), workers will receive a three per cent pay increase each year over the four year lifetime of the offer.
DPC workers will receive their first salary increase dated from 1 July 2014, when the former agreement expired.
Minister for Public Employment John Elferink said this is positive news for DPC workers who can now look forward to pay and condition certainty for the next four years.
“DPC workers join the Northern Territory general public service, Police, medical officers and executive school principals in securing their future pay increases,” Mr Elferink said.
“You only need to look to other jurisdictions to realise that the three per cent pay increase on offer during the enterprise bargaining negotiations is a generous deal.
“The average annual pay increase in the public sectors in other jurisdictions is 2.5 per cent – significantly less than here in the Northern Territory.
“The Territory Government’s three per cent offer also exceeds projected annual average CPI growth, which is forecasted to be 2.7 per cent to 2017-18.”
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