Published Monday, October 05, 2020
Further to Alert 27 / 2020, on 24 September 2020 the Fair Work Commission released a Decision to extend the operation of Schedule X of the Local Government Industry Award 2020 (LGIA) to 29 March 2021. Schedule X provides for two weeks’ unpaid pandemic leave and the ability to take annual leave at half pay with employer agreement.
Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Representatives from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), Private Sector Labour Relations division, will join WALGA to present a webinar about the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.
Published Monday, September 21, 2020
The current General Order of the WA Industrial Relations Commission in response to the COVID-19 pandemic provides for two weeks' unpaid pandemic leave, and the taking of annual leave at half pay and in advance. The General Order applies until 28 March 2021 to all Local Governments operating in the State IR system.
Published Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of the Federal Local Government Industry Award 2020 ( LGIA) and the interaction with the  Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) including the National Employment Standards.
Published Tuesday, September 01, 2020
On 20 August 2020 the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 ( Bill) completed the Third Reading stage in the Legislative Assembly (Lower House) and was introduced in the Legislative Council (Upper House) of Parliament. 
Published Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of the federal Local Government Industry Award 2020 and the interaction with the  Fair Work Act 2009 (including the National Employment Standards), to be able to respond to questions or provide information to employees and management.

 
Published Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Friday’s decision of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission ( WAIRC) has increased the State Minimum Wage and Award wages by 1.75%.
Published Friday, June 26, 2020
The State Government has introduced the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (the Bill)  into State Parliament. The Bill seeks to bring all Local Governments under the State IR system.
 
Published Friday, June 19, 2020
Today’s decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) Expert Panel for annual wage reviews has increased the award minimum rates of pay by 1.75%.
Published Monday, May 04, 2020
Further to Employee Relations Alert 5/2020, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) issued a decision on Monday, 27 April finalising the amendments to the Local Government Industry Award 2020 as part of the four yearly review of modern awards.
Published Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the challenges it has posed for Local Governments and their employees, WALGA in consultation with SalaryOne, has made the decision to not conduct the annual WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey for 2020/21.
Published Tuesday, March 03, 2020
On Wednesday, 19 February the Fair Work Commission (FWC) published a Draft Determination and new Exposure Draft of the Local Government Industry Award
Published Monday, February 17, 2020
If you have purchased a 2019/2020 subscription to the Salary and Workforce Survey, you can access the data by clicking here
Published Monday, January 20, 2020
WALGA Employee Relations and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers invite you to attend an afternoon seminar on the proposed changes to the Western Australian Work Health and Safety Laws and the hot topic of ‘wage theft’.
Published Monday, January 13, 2020
To coincide with the release of the Salary and Workforce Survey 2019/2020 data, WALGA and SalaryOne will be hosting a webinar to showcase the new data, tools and resources available on the online portal to allow subscribers to make the most of the available salary data.
Published Tuesday, December 03, 2019
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is now moving into its final stages of the four yearly review of modern awards.
Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019
WALGA has recently met with the State Government, as part of the Local Government Taskforce, to discuss the State Government’s plan to move all Local Governments into the State Jurisdiction.
Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Please note the closing date for the survey is Tuesday,  12 November.
 
If you haven’t already commenced completing the survey, we encourage you to start as soon as possible. 
Published Friday, October 04, 2019
Registrations for the 2019 People and Culture Seminar close this Friday, 4 October.
Published Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Date:      Friday,  11 October
Venue:   Crown Perth - Astral Ballroom, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood 
Time:     9:00am to 4:00pm (Registration from 8:30am)
Cost:      $300.00 (Including lunch, refreshments and GST)
Published Monday, August 12, 2019
We encourage all Local Governments to participate in this year’s survey. The survey results are an invaluable resource to assist Local Governments with industry salary data, HR metrics and workforce planning.
Published Monday, July 29, 2019
Please complete by close of business Friday,  2 August 2019 .
Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019
In April 2019 the State Government released its Final Report of the Ministerial Review of the State IR System, which contained the recommendation that Local Governments should operate in the State IR system, as opposed to the Federal IR system.
Published Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Please find the Wage Schedules for the Local Government Officers' (Western Australia) Interim Award 2011 and the Municipal Employees (Western Australia) Interim Award 2011.
Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Please find updated wage schedule for the Local Government Industry Award 2010 (the LGIA) prepared by WALGA Employee Relations.
Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The State Government held the first Local Government Taskforce meeting and provided further information about the State Government's recommendation and proposed transitional provisions.
Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019
On 14 June 2019 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued a decision increasing the WA Minimum Wage by 2.75% per week.
Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The WALGA Governance and Organisational Services team is excited to announce the date of our annual Seminar.
Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Please join us for one of our 2019 forums covering the following key areas:
  • Recognising and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Probationary periods
  • Managing an employee with a non-work related injury/illness
  • Bringing workplace values to life to improve culture and outcomes
Published Monday, May 27, 2019
The new format WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey has been running for two years.

WALGA and SalaryOne are seeking your feedback about user satisfaction and suggestions about how the survey process and product can be improved.  
Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019
On 11 April 2019, the Western Australian State Government tabled the Final Report of the Ministerial Review of the State Industrial Relations System ( Final Report) and a document outlining the Proposed Reforms in Response to the Ministerial Review of the State Industrial Relations System including proposed reforms in relation to the Local Government sector ( Proposed Reforms).
Published Monday, April 15, 2019
As part of the four year modern award review, the Fair Work Commission ( FWC) has released an Exposure Draft of the Local Government Industry Award ( Exposure Draft) which can be viewed here.
Published Monday, April 08, 2019
WALGA has been working with its State and Territory associations to develop a national careers website which will be launched in May 2019
Published Monday, March 11, 2019
The 2019 WALGA Salary and Workplace Survey data is now available! 
Published Tuesday, March 05, 2019
We are excited to announce that the WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey 2019 Report and results will be available on Thursday, 7 March.
Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019
To coincide with the release of the Salary and Workforce Survey 2018/19 data, this webinar will demonstrate the data, tools and resources available on the online portal to allow subscribers to make the most of the available salary data.
Published Tuesday, January 29, 2019
All Local Governments are invited to purchase an annual subscription to the WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey 2018/19 Report and online portal access.
Published Monday, January 14, 2019
On 12 December 2018, the Fair Work Act 2009 ( FW Act) was amended to provide all employees, including casuals, covered by the National Employment Standards ( NES) with an entitlement to five days’ unpaid leave each year to allow them to address violent, threatening or abusive behaviour that they may be experiencing from a close relative.
Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Only a few days left to complete the WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey. The final deadline is Thursday, 30 November. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in this comprehensive survey and customised online portal for WA and NT Local Governments.
Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017

You asked for it and you got it - WALGA is pleased to announce the upcoming webinar Long Service Leave - Your Questions Answered!
Published Sunday, October 22, 2017
Summary
  • The Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations has announced a review of the State industrial relations system.
     
  • The review will address whether Local Governments should be regulated by the State industrial relations system.
     
  • WALGA has been invited to make a submission by 24 November 2017, and will be consulting with the sector over the next 3 weeks.
     
  • WALGA is inviting written feedback on the review terms of reference and will host a Sector Reference Group consultation meeting to inform a representative sector position.
Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The new WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey is well underway. It is the most comprehensive salary survey ever conducted by WALGA. The survey is open to all Local Governments in WA and NT.
 
To give you more time to complete the survey, the deadline has been extended to 5:00pm Monday, 30 October 2017 .
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017
As you may already be aware, it is a focus of WALGA Employee Relations to continue to improve the service we provide to align with the WALGA Member’s First approach: to resource and tailor the service to the needs of our members.
Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Early Bird period has been extended until Friday, 20 October  – *all orders received by Friday, 20 October 2017 will receive the early bird 10% discount rate (outlined in the table below).
Published Monday, October 02, 2017
The National Local Government Human Resources Conference is on in November hosted by Local Government NSW. 
 
For those who are new to Local Government, this is a conference for Human Resource professionals in Local Government and is held every two years in either Queensland, NSW or Victoria. The conference will provide an opportunity for:
  • professional development in circumstances where the focus is on Human Resources in a Local Government environment
  • Human Resource personnel to hear what is happening in other states and build networks
  • raising Human Resource profiles within Local Government