Victorian Public Enterprise Agreement

The parties agreed on a number of improvements to reflect the government`s commitment to promoting gender equality in the public service. These measures will help 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Victorian public sector offers generous benefits and opportunities to advance your career and income. If you have any questions about the VPS contract, please email vpsagreement2020@dpc.vic.gov.au (External Link). A full list of changes to the current agreement and a copy of the final agreement are attached. 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.

These new provisions set a precedent that should spread to other agreements within the broader public sector. Although specific services vary depending on the public sector organization you work in and the enterprise agreements, you can generally expect some benefits.