Award 2023 - We need your feedback!

Negotiations for the next Local Government State Award are now in full swing. The parties will be appearing before Commissioner Muir in the Industrial Relations Commission on 31 October to set up a series of conciliation conferences on the more contentious claims over the coming weeks.

As we have outlined previously, LGNSW’s log of claims are extremely disappointing.

it includes proposals such as:

  • deletion of the CLA 
  • the introduction of a 38-hour week for all employees
  • reducing the scope of the consultative committee
  • cutting entitlements on termination
  • reducing on-call benefits

Before we enter each phase of bargaining it is important that we seek feedback on the key claims put forward by the other parties that are likely to impact our members. First up, we want to know what you think about the proposed deletion of the CLA, the proposal to move professionals to a 38-hour working week and a claim to limit the payment of additional CPI “top up payments” to union members only.

We have emailed out a link to complete a short members feedback survey so we can ensure your voice is heard as we continue our negotiations for the next State Award.

If you did not receive the email please reach out to

Remember - we are stronger together - your support will help us to achieve a better Award for LGEA members. We will keep you updated as the negotiations progress.