Breaking: The APSC has presented the CPSU bargaining team with its APS-wide pay offer - Read more here.

Bargaining is here and we need everyone involved.

Last October, the Government announced its intention to undertake service wide bargaining in the APS. Service-wide bargaining means APS employees will have the opportunity to work together to negotiate common terms and conditions at a service wide level and negotiate agency specific conditions directly with their agency.

Since then, CPSU members have had their say on what they want to see when it comes to both pay and conditions, and this has now been formalised in the CPSU Service-wide bargaining claim  and endorsed by CPSU members. 

This claim will form the starting point for negotiations between CPSU members and the APSC in service wide bargaining.

Service wide bargaining meetings with the APSC have begun.

You can download and display materials for your workplace to encourage your colleagues to get on board with the CPSU team:

Meet your bargaining team

CPSU members will be represented in service wide negotiations by a strong, experienced team of workplace representatives.

Between them, the team has decades of experience representing APS members and is deeply committed to getting the outcomes you need and deserve.

  • Emma White, Services Australia
  • Evan Walton, Department of Defence
  • Jo Kerr, National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • Kelly Miller, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Sam Roehr, ATO
  • Lee Forace, Department of Social Services
  • Sarah Dinsmore, Department of Education

If you want to help achieve the best possible result in negotiations it’s time to become a member.

Genuine bargaining back on the table


Bargaining outcomes will depend on how strong we are together.

The CPSU is a union led from the workplace. By working together, union members have a strong and powerful collective voice to advocate and campaign for positive change.

Only CPSU members get to have a say and have a vote. If you want to have a say in bargaining and help achieve the best possible result in negotiations it’s time to become a member.


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The latest Service-wide Bargaining Scorecard and APS pay gaps exposed: A CPSU comparison of pay across the APS will display here when you sign in.

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