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. 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. “Enterprise agreements” (or enterprise bargaining agreements) are enterprise-level agreements between the employer and the worker on the terms of employment. 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. 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. If you have any questions throughout the process, you will be asked to contact them by contacting the email address EnterpriseAgreement@easternhealth.org.au.
All staff will have the opportunity to vote on the final agreement, whether or not you have appointed a representative. 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. Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 (PDF, 6.33 MB) While each Victorian public health service is a full-fledged employer, many groups of workers (e.g. nurses. B midwives or doctors) negotiate companies on a national basis, with the support of the representative of the public health industry (the Industrial Association of Victorian Hospitals), with the relevant union. 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. This information applies to all Eastern Health employees in the Victorian health sector (health care and allied services, managers and administrators) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 (agreement). The terms and conditions of employment of Victorian public health workers are generally set in collective bargaining. 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. This message was emailed to you and can also be found on Workplace or on your local desktop panel.
Workers receive a mobility bonus, which must be paid as an annual package, in recognition of their continued commitment to these new ways of working. Throughout the process, we will keep you and your representatives informed of the progress of the negotiations.