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. If you have any questions about the VPS contract, please email vpsagreement2020@dpc.vic.gov.au (External Link). VPS employees are entitled to payment and weekly allowances if they: A full list of changes to the current agreement and a copy of the final agreement are attached in return. 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. The $20 weekly allowance continues to be paid to VPS employees who work remotely until the Victorian government or its employer orders them to stop working remotely and return to their regular workplace. For more information on payments, see below. 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. This enterprise agreement applies, if approved, to ASU members working in the Ministry of Transport. Labor employees and consultants/contractors are not considered employees of VPS, as they are not employed directly in the department (a billing agreement is generally established for payment of services). Staff and consultants/contractors should check with their own employers about similar payments that may be available to them. 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. Only employees whose roles allow them to work remotely and who are expected to bear additional costs for remote work can receive payments.

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.

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