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Victorian Public Service Agreement 2020

The adoption of changing priorities is essential to creating a safe and flexible employment environment in the public service. The parties recognized the importance of ensuring that employees could be used reactively to support government priorities. The parties agreed on a number of improvements to reflect the government`s commitment to promoting gender equality in the public service. If you have any questions about the VPS contract, please email vpsagreement2020@dpc.vic.gov.au (External Link). Our clients have previously faced unfortunate uncertainty as to whether it was within the scope of the clause`s authority to arrange a result with multiple sanctions or whether the sanctions apply in a disjunkt manner, meaning that only one can be applied. In some cases, an employer may consider that more than one sanction should be applied in order to adequately remedy proven wrongdoing, without having to resort to termination of employment. For obvious reasons, it is preferable, in such cases, to make it clear that this approach is compatible with the enterprise agreement. These measures will improve job security within the VPS and provide more opportunities to advance your career, expand your qualifications and ensure that employment in the public service remains safe and flexible. Under Article 28, employers must also consult with the CPSU to develop action plans for gender equality, in accordance with the Equal Opportunity Act 2020 (Vic). Since there are more than 1,800 employers in the entire Victorian public sector, there is not a single document that contains information on each level of employment, each wage sector or every job benefit. These will vary depending on the organization of the public sector and the enterprise agreement that covers their employees.

A full list of changes to the current agreement and a copy of the final agreement are attached. Benefits for workers under the new enterprise agreement include annual wage increases, a new mobility premium, higher overtime rates and night work allowances, as well as more parental leave. On the basis of the rank of a job, a salary band is applied. This salary category reflects the level of skills and skills required for the job. Wages applicable to a given role are indicated in the relevant enterprise agreement. The parties to the agreement committed to implementing changes in the operation and provision of services by the Victorian government by adopting the principles of “labour mobility.”