The Community and the public sector union and the state government have agreed on the Enterprise Agreement VPS 2020. As was widely reported at the time of the vote on the VPS contract, workers will receive a pay increase of just over 8% over the four-year term of the contract, as well as related increases in benefits, with the first increases to be paid from 20 March 2020. The penalty for the night shift was increased to 20%, which was previously 15%. This new sentence will begin on July 1, 2020. This enterprise agreement applies, if approved, to ASU members working in the Ministry of Transport. 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). Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 (PDF, 6.33 MB) Such a reallocation would be done with the agreement of the employer and the worker, rather than undertaking an unsatisfactory work process pursuant to Clause 24. 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. The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 was officially approved by the Fair Labour Commission on October 2, 2020 and began its work on October 9, 2020.
In recognition of the principles of mobility, a new mobility payment (similar to an annual bonus) was introduced in the VPS agreement. It is paid to all workers, whether or not they are actually affected by changes or mobility requirements, and is made annually on 1 July of each year in the form of a lump sum effective 1 July 2020. Take some time to review the proposed agreement before the vote.  Toby Tucker/State of Victoria  FWC 3159 (trial decision). The community and public sector union and the government have agreed on a package that aims to reward you for your important work, while ensuring that public services can be made more responsive.  www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements/fwa/ae418873.pdf Article 15 contains a declaration of intent that the VPS agreement must be interpreted as a whole in accordance with the principles of mobility and the explicit commitment that the parties will work on the implementation of the principles of mobility during the duration of the agreement. The proposed agreement specifies that the performance cycle progression schemes will be completed from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, in accordance with existing progression schemes under the agreement. From July 1, 2020, the overtime limit is increased from the highest pay point to Level 3, to value 1, to the lowest pay point at Level 4. The proposal for the Victorian Public Service 2020 enterprise agreement is currently awaiting approval by the FWC.
Progress payments will be part of a new clause 29 as part of the proposed agreement. Flexible work will be clarified and protected by the merger of all existing provisions into a specific part of the new agreement. Workers no longer have to work for 12 months before requesting flexible working time arrangements.