WRA 2014

A FINAL NOTE ON THE 2014 WRA CASE:
ADF members may recall their disappointment in late 2014 when the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT) endorsed the Commonwealth /ADF Agreed position to award the ADF an annual 1.5% annual pay increase during 2014-2017. 
Following widespread public dissatisfaction and strong lobbying by the DFWA,
the Prime Minister announced that 2% per annum ought to be awarded, and the DFRT sat in April 2015 and in June 2015 announced its decision to agree to the increase.
 
This was a significant victory for the DFWA for all serving ADF members and their families.
 
Watch the ABC TV interview on this matter (apologies for the poor video quality)
 
What follows below is our original website advice on the case as it progresed.

ATTENTION ADF MEMBERS !

YOUR 2014 ADF WORKPLACE REMUNERATION ARRANGEMENT

ADF members should know that their current ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement (WRA) for 2011-2014 will expire later this year, and that a new WRA is in the process of being considered. That means your new salary arrangements will be decided by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT), who will consider positions put by the Commonwealth and the ADF.  For more information on the operation of the DFRT, go to www.dfrt.gov.au

The Tribunal will also listen to the position put by the Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA).  As an independent third party in the DFRT process, working outside of the Defence bureaucracy, we can directly represent your views.

When the current WRA was decided in 2011, the DFRT accepted the position of the ADF and the Commonwealth and approved the new salary arrangements.  At that time, the DFWA informed the DFRT of the feedback provided by ADF members which indicated the offer was not supported by a majority of ADF members and of the implications of imposing an unsatisfactory outcome.

  • In coming to its decision, the DFRT recommended that the ADF and Commonwealth explore the possibilities of an alternate method and process for considering and determining future wage arrangements.
  • ADF members should also note that APS arrangements – the DECA – expires on 30 June. It is currently unclear if a new DECA will commence prior to the WRA.
  • ADF members will be briefed on the progress of the new WRA through the chain of command and in a number of “roadshows” at major bases throughout Australia.  Members will also be invited to provide feedback to the Directorate of Military Remuneration.

It is therefore important that the DFWA receives comment and input from ADF members on the 2014 WRA.  If you have any views on the upcoming WRA, please check our Facebook page and send your comments to the Vice President, Conditions of Service.

The DFWA will also keep you informed of progress on this important matter throughout the year – please register your interest by sending an email to the Vice President, Conditions of Service.

 

PLEASE ALSO CHECK THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES ON THIS MATTER THROUGHOUT 2014

28 August 2014 Service Newspapers
By C. Chamley ADF Service Newspapers August 28, 2014 WRA Article
ADSO Media Statement 05 March 15
Welcome News : Government Offers a new pay deal for the ADF
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Media Statement 14 October 2014
Defence service personnel overwhelmingly reject Government pay offer.
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DFWA WRA Submission 13Oct14
The DFWA's submission to the Defence Force Remuneration Tribuanl regarding the WRA Offer released on 10 October 2014.
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2014 WRA Offer
CDFs signal regarding the 2014 WRA Offer
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WRA Annex 3
Annex 3 to the DFWA's 2014 WRA Submission to the DFRT
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WRA Annex 2
Annex 2 to the DFWA's 2014 WRA Submission to the DFRT
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WRA Annex 1
Annex 1 to the DFWA's 2014 WRA Submission to the DFRT
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286 Update - January February 2014
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283 Update - April 2014
Fair Indexation Promise Delivered – Seniors Health Card – Orphans of Soldiers
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Vol 46 No 2
Camaraderie Vol 46 No 2 July 2015
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