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 parties to the agreement committed to implementing changes in the operation and provision of services by the Victorian government by adopting the principles of “labour mobility.” The principles recognize that the services required by the community of a modern public service are not static; they change all the time. Some clients may have a problem with the existing clause 21.12 (b) of the 2016 disciplinary results agreement, which states that “… possible disciplinary results are: … then lists a serious sanction of sanctions available separately by the word “or.” Common policies facilitate the uniform interpretation of important provisions of the 2016 Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement. They apply to VPS employers and employees in all departments and agencies covered by the VPS 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 number of grades and the content of the grade scripters vary depending on the public sector organization and the current enterprise 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.
The adoption of changing priorities is essential to creating a safe and flexible employment environment in the public service. The parties recognized the importance of ensuring that employees could be used reactively to support government priorities. Mobility is an essential feature of the new VPS agreement. Mobility`s stated objective is to facilitate on-the-go employment, which can be deployed at various sites and roles in the VPS to meet changing utility requirements. The content of clauses 20 and 21 of the 2016 agreement remains unchanged as to the content of clauses 20 and 21 of the 2016 agreement. However, some amendments warrant mention, but there are different agreements that apply to large sections 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. 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.