An increase in night work allowances – from 15 to 20 per cent – makes the agreement even more lucrative for some workers, including child protection and prison services, firefighters in national parks and officials from the departments covered by the agreement. 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. 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. MESSAGE OF SUPPORT: Dear Karen, yesterday our federal leadership met and was updated by you and other Victorian representatives on the Victorian Public Service`s response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Although this pandemic has affected all states and territories, yesterday`s reports showed that the impact on Victoria, and therefore on your members, was deeper and more lasting than in other jurisdictions. Of particular interest were the stories you told us… he works with contact tracers and the thousands of Victorian public sector employees who assist them in this critical work.
They are the inconsequentical heroes of this pandemic. They are not seen by the Community, they have been unfairly denigrated by our Prime Minister, but they continue to do the most important work of all. It is her dedication and attention to detail that Victoria will emerge from the pandemic and the lock. TOM LYNCH CPSU/SPSF Federal President CPSU/SPSF Tasmania Secretary www.cpsuvic.org/…/DHHS-1109-fedpres-thanks-to-contac… Treasurer Tim Pallas said on Tuesday afternoon that the agreement reached with the Community and Public Sector Union on a new four-year contract for some 51,000 workers in 51 ministries and agencies was in line with its 2 percent public sector wage increase policy. 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.