Clause 15 contains a letter of intent that the VPS agreement as a whole is to be interpreted in accordance with the mobility principles and an explicit commitment that the parties will work to operationalize the mobility principles during the term of the agreement. As there are over 1800 employers in the Victorian public sector, there is not a single document that contains information on each employment salary, salary scale or job performance. These therefore vary according to the organisation of the public sector and the company agreement that covers its employees. Our clients have already faced the unfortunate uncertainty of whether it is within the power given by the clause to achieve a result that includes multiple sanctions, or whether the sanctions are disjunctive, meaning that only one can be applied. In some cases, an employer may consider it appropriate to apply more than one sanction to appropriately address proven misconduct without having to resort to termination of the employment relationship. For obvious reasons, it is preferable, in such cases, to make it clear that this approach is compatible with the company agreement. However, there are various agreements that apply to a large part of the Victorian public sector. One of them is the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020. It contains information on grades, steps and other general conditions of employment for the services and agencies concerned.
As was widely reported at the time of the vote on the VPS agreement, employees receive salary increases of just over 8% during the term of the agreement during the four years of the agreement, as well as increases in the resulting allowances, with the first increases to be paid from 20 March 2020. The Common Guidelines facilitate the uniform interpretation of key provisions of the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016 („VPS”). They apply to employers and employees of VPS in all departments and agencies covered by the VPS agreement. Based on an organization`s rating, a salary range is used. This salary range reflects the level of skills and competencies required for the job. . . .