Take some time to review the proposed agreement before the vote. 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. The Community and the public sector union and the state government have agreed on the Enterprise Agreement VPS 2020. If you have any questions about the VPS contract, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (External Link). A full list of changes to the current agreement and a copy of the final agreement are attached. If the agreement is approved, it will be submitted to the Fair Work Commission for formal approval. This enterprise agreement applies, if approved, to ASU members working in the Ministry of Transport. Article 15 contains a declaration of intent that the VPS agreement must be interpreted as a whole in accordance with the principles of mobility, as well as the express obligation that the parties strive to implement the principles of mobility for the duration of the agreement.
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. 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. In the medium term: Probation procedures need to be updated, as well as internal procedures for misconduct and performance and salary changes. Such a reassignment would be done with the agreement of the employer and the worker, rather than undertaking an unsatisfactory work process, in accordance with Clause 24. 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. MESSAGE OF SUPPORT: Dear Karen, yesterday our federal leadership met and was updated by you and other Victorian representatives on the Victorian Public Service`s response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Although this pandemic has affected all states and territories, yesterday`s reports showed that the impact on Victoria, and therefore on your members, was deeper and more lasting than in other jurisdictions. Of particular interest were the stories you told us… he works with contact tracers and the thousands of Victorian public sector employees who assist them in this critical work. They are the inconsequentical heroes of this pandemic. They are not seen by the Community, they have been unfairly denigrated by our Prime Minister, but they continue to do the most important work of all.