Community and Public Sector Union Victoria (CPSU)

  • MP's Scuttle VPS Job Security Protections
    Updated 19 days ago

    Liberal and National Party Upper House MP's combined with Local Jobs, Shooters Fishers and Farmers, plus the former DLP and Australian Conservative MP to disallow the continuation of debate on government business legislation in Victoria's Legislative Council last night that would have provided the underpinning referral legislation to protect job security clauses in many public sector agreements affecting over 100,000 state workers inc. All Arts Institutions (MoV, NGV, SLV, FV) EO's, Parks, Parliament, PTV, RBG, Schools, SES, Shrine, VBA, VLA, VIT, & VPS. 

    This election Vote Like Your Job Depends on it.  It Probably Does.

    Liberal and National Party Upper House MP's combined with Local Jobs, Shooters Fishers and Farmers, plus the former DLP and Australian Conservative MP's to dissallow the continuation of debate on government business legislation in Victoria's Legislative Council last night that would have provided the underpinning referral legislation to protect job security clauses in many public sector agreements affecting over 100,000 state workers. 

    The Legislative Council also failed to conclude its consideration of legislation extending and enshrining nurse patient ratios in Victoria. 

    The Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment Bill 2017 would have amended the Referral to enable employment regulation clauses (among others) to be agreed by a state reference employer.

    The Bill would have ensured that all public sector workers were able to negotiate from the same level playing field and would bring certainty about the terms of an agreement without the need to determine first whether the employer is a constitutional corporation or not.

    The following agreements apply to state reference employers i.e. state employers who are not regarded as constitutional corporations.

    Employees still remain exposed to being pushed into insecure work as employment category status definitions i.e. ongoing, fixed term and casual under these Agreements would no longer be enforceable/applicable if the Government changes. 

    Labor committed to honour these Agreement clauses and have for the last four years and introduced the legislation into Parliament over twelve months ago but had only recently secured majority support in the Legislative Council to have the laws passed.

    CPSU AGREEMENTS

    EMPLOYER

    ER STATUS

    Electorate Officers’ (Victoria) Single Enterprise Agreement 2017

    Parliament of Victoria

    SRE

    Film Victoria Collective Agreement 2016

    Film Victoria

    SRE

    Health Purchasing Victoria

    Health Purchasing Victoria

    SRE

    Nurses (Department of Education and Training) Agreement 2016

    Department of Education and Training)

    SRE

    Parks Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2016

    Parks Victoria

    SRE

    Parliamentary Officers’ (Non-Executive Staff -Victoria) Single Enterprise Agreement 2016

    State of Victoria - Parliament of Victoria

    SRE

    Public Transport Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2016

    Public Transport Development Authority

    SRE

    Royal Botanic Gardens Enterprise Agreement 2014

    Royal Botanic Gardens Board

    SRE

    Shrine of Remembrance Collective Agreement 2015

    Shrine of Remembrance Trustees

    SRE

    State Library Victoria Enterprise Partnership Agreement 2016

    Library Board of Victoria t/as State Library of Victoria

    SRE

    Trust for Nature Certified Agreement 2018

    Trust for Nature

    SRE

    Victoria Legal Aid Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020

    Victoria Legal Aid

    SRE

    Victoria State Emergency Service Agreement 2016

    Victoria State Emergency Service Authority

    SRE

    Victorian Building Authority Enterprise Agreement 2016

    Victorian Building Authority

    SRE

    Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017

    Department of Education and Training

    SRE

    Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Enterprise Agreement 2017

    Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

    SRE

    Victorian Institute of Teaching Enterprise Agreement 2016

    Victorian Institute of Teaching

    SRE

    Victorian Planning Authority Enterprise Agreement 2016

    Victorian Planning Authority

    SRE

    Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016

    State of Victoria

    SRE

    Visit Victoria

    Visit Victoria Limited

    SRE

    The former Liberal National Coalition State Government had successfully argued in the Parks Victoria Agreement making determination [2013] before Fair Work (FWCFB 950) that regulation of fixed term/casual/seasonal employment were "excluded matters" under the Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2009 (Vic) (Victorian Referral) therefore confirming that Enterprise agreement terms that regulate such employment are unenforceable.

    It would be fair to presume that their opposition then and their obstruction now would indicate their intentions towards the government workforce under our Agreements listed above if they were to form Government again after 24 November this year.