The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2012: What You Need to Know
The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2012 is an agreement that was made between the Victorian Government and the Public Services Association (PSA) in 2012. The agreement covers over 40,000 public service employees in the Victorian Government.
The main aim of the agreement is to provide fair and equitable working conditions for public service employees. It covers a wide range of areas including salary, annual leave, sick leave, superannuation, and a range of other benefits.
One of the key aspects of the agreement is the introduction of a new salary system. The previous system of incremental salary increases has been replaced with a performance-based system. This means that employees are now rewarded based on their performance and achievements, rather than the length of their service.
The agreement also includes provisions for annual leave, with employees entitled to four weeks of annual leave per year. This also includes the ability to accrue up to eight weeks of annual leave over a four-year period.
Sick leave provisions have also been expanded under the agreement. Employees are now entitled to 15 days of sick leave per year, which can also be accumulated over a four-year period.
One of the key benefits of the agreement is the introduction of a generous parental leave scheme. Employees are now entitled to up to 52 weeks of parental leave, with the option to take up to 104 weeks if they combine their parental leave with other forms of leave.
The agreement also includes a range of other benefits, including study leave, carer’s leave, and compassionate leave.
In addition to these benefits, the agreement also includes a commitment to workplace safety and a commitment to providing support for employees with disabilities.
Overall, the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2012 is a comprehensive agreement that provides a range of benefits and protections for public service employees in Victoria. If you are a public service employee in Victoria, it is important to familiarize yourself with the terms of the agreement and to take advantage of the range of benefits and protections it provides.