Victorian Public Health Services Enterprise Agreement

“Enterprise agreements” (or enterprise bargaining agreements) are enterprise-level agreements between the employer and the worker on the terms of employment. The Victorian health sector employs more than 80,000 full-time equivalents. These include doctors, nurses and midwives, medical scientists, allied nurses, technicians, administrative and office staff, engineers, catering staff, cleaners, gardeners and other workers at more than 100 sites in the state. If you have any questions throughout the process, you will be asked to contact them by contacting the email address EnterpriseAgreement@easternhealth.org.au. Business negotiations in the Victorian public sector are conducted within the framework of federal labour relations and in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009. Negotiations in the Victorian public sector are also conducted within the parameters of the Victorian government`s industrial relations policy. All staff will have the opportunity to vote on the final agreement, whether or not you have appointed a representative. While each Victorian public health service is a full-fledged employer, many groups of workers (for example. B Nurses and midwives or doctors) have negotiations on businesses across the country, with the support of the Victorian hospital industry with the relevant unions. 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. 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.

If you wish to appoint someone, including yourself, as an independent representative of the negotiations, send the name, title and contact information of your designated independent negotiator in writing, with your signature and the date EnterpriseAgreement@easternhealth.org.au, so that we can ensure that the named person is involved in the negotiation meetings. You can name yourself if you wish. The terms and conditions of employment of Victorian public health workers are generally set in collective bargaining. This directive contains guidelines for item 41 of the VPS agreement, which defines a worker`s right (with the exception of a casual worker to paid annual leave). . Throughout the process, we will keep you and your representatives informed of the progress of the negotiations. 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. If applications cannot be resolved, staff in the human resources or department and culture staff of departments and agencies should be advised by e-mail irv.info@dpc.vic.gov.au or by telephone from those named in their contact portfolio with DenKundungen in Victoria. This directive contains guidelines for Article 63 of the VPS Agreement, which states that a worker can apply for unpaid leave (LWOP) for any purpose and that the employer can grant this request on a case-by-case basis. . Under the Fair Work Act, Eastern Health is required to advertise all workers covered by the new agreement, referring to their rights of representation in negotiations.