Upcoming Delegates Training – Level 1 – Tuesday 27th August 2019
Are you a newly appointed Workplace Delegate ? Then come along to a day of paid union training to learn more about the role.
To be an effective delegate you need to have a comprehensive understanding of enterprise agreements, industrial legislation and practices as well as ensuring up-to-date information about current and future legislative changes. The course will provide an introduction to basic industrial relations, reading and interpreting enterprise agreements, workplace consultation, change management, collective representation skills, formal and informal dispute settling processes etc.
The course will be run by the Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU), during business hours, and will be held at the Professionals Australia (PA) Vic Branch Office in West Melbourne.
Your workplace Enterprise Agreement should have the provision for Delegates to access paid Union training, and PA can facilitate the approval process via a letter of request to your manager / HR department.
Contact your PA Organiser, Senior Delegate, or email us at email@example.com
The online petition, Listen to VicRoads Technical Professionals has reached more than 200 signatures. Please continue to share petition amongst your colleagues and friends who are yet to sign via this link: https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/listen-to-vicroads-technical-professionals-1
At VicRoads, members have made it clear they want to retain their current agreement, EA8. Members got updates and discussed questions about our various strategies and tactics to retain EA8. The update covered:
- Ongoing issues with individual undertakings
- Conciliation at Fair Work on our dispute over the transfer of EA8
- Upcoming discussions with VicRoads
- Petition to ministers
Bargaining for the VPS Agreement: It has come to our attention that negotiations between the CPSU and the Government (including DoT) have already commenced for the renegotiation of the current VPS Agreement. The CPSU have expressed concerns that we may not be legally eligible to represent Professional Australia members at these negotiations, however we believe we have the legal right to do so.
The Government have said that if we can show that we are legally eligible to be at the bargaining table for the renegotiation of the VPS Agreement they will bargain with us.
In any event we will ensure that we will have a seat at the bargaining table to voice our members concerns and we will continue to update you with our work to ensure a favourable outcome for members who’ve transferred from VicRoads to the DoT.
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Translators and Interpreters
The key issues for members were improving redundancy entitlements, workload management, payment for ‘walk-in’ vaccinations and no reduction in penalty rates Here is what our members have achieved:
- No loss of conditions (no change to penalty rates!)
- Wage increases
- 1.25% increase each year of the agreement
- Vaccination payment
- Pharmacists paid a higher rate of pay when performing vaccinations, including walk-ins.
- Breast feeding and baby care provision
- Additional 4 weeks’ pay for employees with at least 10 years’ service
- Classification Structure:
- National Pharmacies, in conjunction with PPA will review pharmacists and PIC’s classification structure over the life of the agreement, with a view that any agreed structure will be incorporated in the next enterprise agreement.
- Workload management
- The introduction of a process whereby issues can be raised through to the GM -Operations and addressed.
The new agreement will also include:
- Unpaid Domestic Violence Leave;
- Right to Request Casual Conversion;
- Right to be paid overtime instead of TOIL; and
- Limitations on management to direct employees to take annual leave.