14. April 2021
Visit our long-term service holiday page: Continuous employment for more information. 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. In the short term, as a priority, ensure that your internal wages and other systems are changed to reflect changes in overtime, penalties and leave delimitation, including the interaction between leave and work allowance. Looking for additional support and advice on long-term service leave? E-mail the Victoria Wage Inspection or call 1800 287 287. Also read our examples of the length of your service stay. The right to parental leave for a worker who is an assistant at the time of the child`s birth or adoption has increased from 2 weeks to 4 weeks of paid leave. In addition, a secondary guardian, who becomes the child`s primary caretaker within the first 78 weeks (18 months) after birth or adoption, has an additional 12 weeks of paid leave. The right to parental leave has been increased from 14 weeks to 16 weeks of paid leave for a worker who is the primary caretaker at the time of the child`s birth or adoption. All forms of paid leave are included for the duration of continuous employment for the delimitation of LSLs. For example, annual leave, caregiver leave and long-term service leave.
As was widely reported at the time of the vote on the VPS contract, workers will receive a pay increase of just over 8% over the four-year term of the contract, as well as related increases in benefits, with the first increases to be paid from 20 March 2020. In addition, leave is now more flexible, as the existing requirement to take parental leave for an uninterrupted period of time is modified so that parents can benefit from their leave in order to share custody in a way that suits them according to the requirements of the company. Workers are also entitled to paid breastfeeding leave if they return to work. However, unpaid leave of more than 52 weeks is only important: addressing changing priorities is essential to creating a safe and flexible framework for public service employment. The parties recognized the importance of ensuring that employees could be used reactively to support government priorities. Mobility is an essential feature of the new VPS agreement. Mobility`s stated objective is to facilitate on-the-go employment, which can be deployed at various sites and roles in the VPS to meet changing utility requirements. Article 44.4 of the VPS agreement was introduced to clarify that workers who are not working and receiving work allowances will be able to take and receive annual and private leave. This amendment was intended to overcome all existing uncertainties regarding the application of Section 130 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) in Victoria and the Federal Court of Justice decision in Anglican Care v NSW Nurses and Midwives` Association  FCAFC 81.
Among the most significant and generous changes made by the VPS agreement is the new and improved right to parental leave. If you think someone is breaking the long-term leave rules, you can report it via the online reporting form. We will not ask for personal data such as your name or contact information. We will not contact you about the information you have provided us or ask you to be involved in our investigations. Wage inspection is available during Monday-Friday opening hours to advise and assist workers and employers with respect to long-term leave. You can also visit our website How many service holidays you can take. Such a reassignment would be done with the agreement of the employer and the worker, rather than undertaking a process of