Department Of Finance Certified Agreement
Business agreements aim to facilitate flexibility, efficiency and productivity in the public sector. Enterprise bargaining is the process used to negotiate industrial contracts with public sector employees and workers` organizations. Enterprise agreements can cover a number of areas such as wage rates, flexible working arrangements, paid maternity and adoption leave and specific working conditions, as well as consultation requirements for changes and reforms. Workers receive a mobility bonus, which must be paid as an annual package, in recognition of their continued commitment to these new ways of working. 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. The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 was officially approved by the Fair Labour Commission on October 2, 2020 and began its work on October 9, 2020. Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 (PDF, 6.33 MB) The adoption of changing priorities is essential to creating a safe and flexible framework for public service employment. The parties recognized the importance of ensuring that employees could be used reactively to support government priorities.