Bulletin 18 - $10,000 over four years - What’s it worth? - reissued 7 December 2021

This bulletin has been reissued following feedback and to provide clarification on the following matters:

  1. ALL NTPS classifications contained in the proposed NTPS General Enterprise Agreement are eligible to receive the lump sum payments;
  2. The table provided in the earlier bulletin was to show what percentage of annual salary the lump sum payments would equate to for a sample of NTPS classifications;
  3. The lump sum payments would be due in January 2022, August 2022, 2023 and 2024;
  4. The table below shows a mid-point salary for a further sample of classifications (noting again that ALL NTPS classifications contained in the proposed Agreement are eligible to receive the lump sum payments); and
  5. The full amount of the lump sum payment would be paid to employees even if they work part-time.
Classifications (Middle of the Range)Annual SalaryJanuary 2022August 2022August 2023August 2024
AO3 $63,987 6.25%3.13%3.13%3.13%
AO6 $96,260 4.16%2.08%2.08%2.08%
AO7 $113,664 3.52%1.76%1.76%1.76%
PH3 $53,803 7.44%3.72%3.72%3.72%
PH5 $59,219 6.76%3.38%3.38%3.38%
T4 $88,492 4.52%2.26%2.26%2.26%
T5 $99,950 4%2%2%2%
P1 $72,377 5.53%2.76%2.76%2.76%
SP1 $130,369 3.07%1.53%1.53%1.53%

Bulletin 18 - Issued 6 December 2021

My improved offer of a new NTPS General Enterprise Agreement is providing $10,000 over 4 years as follows:

  • $4,000 lump sum (gross) payment in January 2022; and
  • $2,000 lump sum (gross) payment payable in August 2022, 2023 and 2024

The table below shows a mid-point salary for a range of classifications and how the lump sum would equate to a % payment against salary. The table shows significant benefit across the classifications, especially for lower paid workers.

Classifications (Middle of the Range) Annual Salary January 2022 August 2022 August 2023 August 2024
$4,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
AO2 $58,868 6.79% 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
AO4 $74,672 5.36% 2.68% 2.68% 2.68%
SAO1 $130,369 3.07% 1.53% 1.53% 1.53%
PH2 $52,634 7.6% 3.8% 3.8% 3.8%
PH4 $56,803 7.04% 3.52% 3.52% 3.52%
T2 $67,601 5.92% 2.96% 2.96% 2.96%
T3 $78,281 5.11% 2.56% 2.56% 2.56%
P2 $92,703 4.32% 2.16% 2.16% 2.16%
P3 $110,512 3.62% 1.81% 1.81% 1.81%

Percentages have been rounded to nearest second decimal place.

More money - More superannuation

Employer superannuation guarantee (SG) is applicable to the lump sum payments (excluding defined benefit schemes).  SG is currently 10%, and set to increase by 0.5% each year on 1 July, reaching 11.5% on 1 July 2024.

The $4,000 lump sum (gross) payment will provide $400 SG to your superannuation fund.

The three additional $2,000 lump sum (gross) payment will provide $660 SG to your superannuation fund based on the increased SGC rates over the next three years.  This is a total of $1,060 SG over the term of the agreement, in addition to the $10,000 in lump sum (gross) payments.

Increment payments

In addition to the above payments, employees will still be eligible to annual increments, which entitle an employee to progress one pay point within the rates of pay scale for their classification.

Annual increment increases average approximately 2.71%.

Make your vote count

General NTPS Bulletin 16 contains information about the ballot process.

The ballot opens on 8 December 2021, and I encourage you to have your say by casting a vote.

If the majority of employees who vote, vote YES and the Fair Work Commission approve the agreement, it will replace the current agreement. Employees will receive the 3 days Christmas Closedown provisions this year, and the first $4,000 lump sum (gross) to be paid in January 2022.

Full details of my improved offer

New offer

More information

For further information on the proposed agreement, the explanatory notes, or the ballot process, please contact OPCE on email enquiries.ocpe@nt.gov.au or phone 8999 4282.

Regular updates in relation to the bargaining process are available on the OCPE Webpage at the following link General NTPS Enterprise Agreement Negotiations.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
6 December 2021

Last updated: 04 May 2022

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