GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE
1020. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House
representing the Premier:
I refer to the Premier's
response to my question without notice 1008 asked yesterday in relation to the
global strike for climate, which stated that ''any public servant who
chooses to attend the strike should do so in their own time''.
(1) Will the
Premier please clarify whether his response means that Western Australian
public servants will be permitted to seek flexible working arrangements to
attend the global strike for climate, similar to what was announced yesterday
by the Victorian Premier?
(2) If no to (1),
what does the Premier's response mean in practical terms for public
servants, given that the strike is to be held over a three-hour period during
standard work hours?
(3) If yes to
(1), will the Premier or a representative of the government formally notify
public servants of their right to seek flexible working arrangements?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
On behalf of the Leader of the House,
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following
answer is provided by the Premier.
Premier would expect all public servants to work within the provisions outlined
in their applicable awards and agreements, and any attendance at the rally
should be done so within that framework.