Take the time to review the proposed agreement before the vote. Benefits for workers under the new company agreement include annual wage increases, a new mobility payment, higher overtime rates and night pay, as well as more parental leave. If you have any questions about the VPS agreement, please send an email to vpsagreement2020@dpc.vic.gov.au (external link). The parties to the agreement committed to implement changes in the way the Victorian government operates and provides services by agreeing on the principles of “labour mobility”. The Principles recognize that the services required by the community of a modern public service are not static; they are constantly changing. This company agreement, if approved, applies to ASU members who work at the Ministry of Transport. The penalty for night work has been increased to 20%, from 15% previously. This new sentence starts on July 1, 2020. As was widely reported at the time of the vote on the VPS agreement, employees receive salary increases of just over 8% during the term of the agreement during the four years of the agreement, as well as increases in the resulting allowances, with the first increases to be paid from 20 March 2020.

The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 was formally approved by the Fair Work Commission on 2 October 2020 and put into operation on 9 October 2020. . . .