The Western Australian Government’s pay offer has been accepted by the state’s  27,000 teachers and school administrators after they voted in favour of the December agreement.


The total packaged deal includes wage increases of 12 per cent across three years (3.75 per cent, 4 per cent and 4.25 per cent) and includes initiatives to further support collaboration and school decision making.


“This outcome once again demonstrates the ability of Wages Policy to deliver fair, balanced and economically sustainable outcomes for the Government and its employees.  This should send a strong message to groups currently negotiating with Government,” State Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien said.


Education Minister Liz Constable said the deal would ensure WA school teachers remained the highest paid across the country.

“The majority of teachers will be earning in excess of $99,000 per annum by December 2013,” Dr Constable said.

“Teachers play an instrumental part in our society, and their pay continues to reflect the esteem in which they are held by this Government.”