BREAKING NEWS: We hear that it`s 97% yes with 23K stake in our VPS 2020 agreement. It`s huge, if it`s true. More details will be known on Monday. #haveagoodweekend #unionsrock #vicunions #ausunions The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 was officially approved by the Fair Work Commission on October 2, 2020 and commissioned on October 9, 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. As of today, the new Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 (VPS Agreement) is in place with a nominal expiry date of March 20, 2024. It will cover most non-executive VPS employees and replace the existing terms of employment contained in the well-managed Victorian Public Service 2016 Enterprise Agreement ( 2016 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. If the agreement is approved, it will be submitted to the Fair Work Commission for formal approval. 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. 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.