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. 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. 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. For example, the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 (mentioned above) contains a grade 1 to 7 structure as well as detailed descriptors. You can read them in calendar C of the agreement. Take some time to review the proposed agreement before the vote. 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. However, there are various agreements that apply to large swathes of the Victorian public sector. One of them is the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020. It contains information on the ranks, pay categories and other general terms of employment applicable to the relevant departments and agencies. 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. Although specific services vary depending on the public sector organization you work in and the enterprise agreements, you can generally expect some benefits. See staff benefits. If the agreement is approved, it will be submitted to the Fair Work Commission for formal approval.

If you have any questions about the VPS contract, please email vpsagreement2020@dpc.vic.gov.au (External Link). The number of grades and the content of the grade scripters vary depending on the public sector organization and the current enterprise agreement.