Department Of Human Service Enterprise Agreement

The agreement ends a series of strikes by DHS staff, but the government has yet to reach an agreement on company agreements with agencies like the Bureau of Meteorology and federal courts. "Of the 77.29 percent of voters who voted, 71.09 percent voted in favor of the deal." "This new deal is much better than the one previously rejected, although it still doesn`t result from what workers at Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support earn, especially since there has been no compensation without an increase for more than four years." Lloyd said 123 new deals were reached in the current round of negotiations, while only 2.6% of Australian officials remained under negotiation. "The department has negotiated in good faith over the past three years to reach a new agreement and we are pleased that our employees voted to adopt the proposed agreement," she said. Staff at the Human Services Department this week ended more than three years of negotiations with 70 percent for a new deal. The parties to the agreement have committed to implementing changes in the way the Victorian government works and provides services by agreeing on the principles of "labour mobility". The principles recognise that the services required by the Community of a modern public service are not static; They change all the time. "The agreements reached at the beginning of the round of negotiations will reach their expiry date by mid-2018. This means that the staff and agencies concerned will soon be thinking about negotiations for the next company agreement. Employees will receive a 3% pay increase when the three-year agreement comes into effect, with most current personnel rights remaining unchanged. "I encourage the parties that are still negotiating to move forward pragmatically to reach new agreements," Lloyd said. "DHS management finally understood that maintaining rights and conditions in the workplace was the key to regulation and, therefore, the PCSU did not reject this agreement." A spokeswoman said the department would try to get the deal approved by the Fair Work Commission. The adoption of changing priorities is essential for the creation of a secure and flexible employment framework in the public service. The parties recognized the importance of ensuring that employees can be deployed in a reactive manner to support government priorities. PCSU National Secretary Nadine Flood said the DHS result was the result of a "categorical rejection of proposals for previous agreements" by the government.

Employees of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority also agreed this week to a new company agreement. In November 2016, 74% of employees voted "no", after 79% "no" in February and 87% "no" in September 2015. Staff receive a mobility payment to be paid as an annual fee to honour their continued commitment to these new modes of operation. An agreement for immigration and border guard workers has secured arbitration. PCS National Secretary Nadine Flood welcomed the breakthrough. Credit:Jamila Toderas "Recently, the union appears to have resigned and ran a neutral campaign in DHS," Lloyd said. She accused the government of an "anti-labour agenda" that is causing immense damage to the Commonwealth`s public sector.