Labour standards and practice

Wage movements relevant to the Queensland public sector 2013

Client:  Queensland Council of Unions, various Queensland public sector unions

This report conducted data analysis that principally considered the wage movements of Queensland's public sector workers relative to their peers both in the Queensland private sector, and in the Australian public sector. The analysis drew on three distinctive data sources: average earnings data for full time, ordinary hours adult employees; wage price index data which measures price movements across the same jobs; and recent enterprise agreement wage outcomes. The first two data sources were provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while the latter was drawn from a database held by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).