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. A full list of changes to the current agreement and a copy of the final agreement are attached. However, there are various agreements that apply to large swathes 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. The penalty for the night shift was increased to 20%, which was previously 15%. This new sentence will begin on July 1, 2020. Since there are more than 1,800 employers in the entire Victorian public sector, there is not a single document that contains information on each level of employment, each wage sector or every job benefit. These will vary depending on the organization of the public sector and the enterprise agreement that covers their employees. As of today, the new Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 (VPS Agreement) is in place with a nominal expiry date of March 20, 2024. It will cover most non-executive VPS employees and replace the existing terms of employment contained in the well-managed Victorian Public Service 2016 Enterprise Agreement ( 2016 agreement).
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. 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. Take some time to review the proposed agreement before the vote. From July 1, 2020, the overtime limit is increased from the highest pay point to Level 3, to value 1, to the lowest pay point at Level 4.