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					From: DEECD Mail
Sent: Wednesday, 20 April 2011 11:34 AM
To: DL Corp VPS
Subject: C122-2011 Victorian Public Service (VPS) Agreement Negotiations

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
– Victoria
For all managers and VPS staff


           C122-2011 Victorian Public Service (VPS) Agreement Negotiations

Main Points
        The State of Victoria has commenced negotiations for a new Victorian Public Service (VPS)
         Agreement to replace the VPS Agreement 2006 - 2009 Extended and Varied Version (the
         current VPS Agreement).
        It is proposed that the new agreement will cover employees who are covered by the current
         VPS Agreement (see Attachment 2: Employees covered by VPS Agreement).
        Please find attached a notice of employee representational rights. Under the Fair Work Act
         2009, an employee has the right to be represented by a bargaining representative of their
         choice in agreement negotiations.
        An employee who is a member of the Community Public Sector Union (CPSU) has this union
         as their default bargaining representative. The CPSU will be your bargaining representative
         for the agreement unless you appoint another person as your representative.
        Please note employees are not required to nominate themselves or another person as their
         bargaining representative if they choose not. All VPS employees will be given the opportunity
         to consider and vote on the agreement once the negotiations are completed.


 Actions Required
         Employees who wish to nominate themselves or another person as their bargaining
          representative must comply with the requirements as specified in Attachment 1.
         An employee must sign and date an Instrument of Appointment specifying who
          they nominate to act as their bargaining representative and provide a copy to the
          department contact person Erin Stiles on stiles.erin.l@edumail.vic.gov.au A
          template Instrument of Appointment is attached.
         Managers are to ensure that employees on paid or unpaid leave receive this
          information by prepaid post to the employee’s residential address or a postal
          address nominated by the employee.


Critical Dates
        In order to commence bargaining, we would appreciate if employees wishing to nominate
         themselves or another person as their bargaining representative could forward their Instrument
         of Appointment to Erin Stiles on stiles.erin.l@edumail.vic.gov.au by Wednesday 4 May. This
         however does not preclude you from appointing a bargaining representative at a later date.

Additional Information
        Attached are the following documents:
            o Attachment 1: Notice of employee representational rights
            o Attachment 2: Employees covered by VPS Agreement
          o Template: Instrument of Appointment
          o Staff Frequently Asked Questions
      If you have any further questions please speak to either, Erin Stiles on 9637 2398, contact the
       Fair Work Australia Infoline on 1300 799 675 or see: www.fairwork.gov.au
      The Department has a website dedicated to Workplace Agreements and this can be accessed
       at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/res/newagree.htm


Jim Miles
Acting Executive Director
Office for Resources and Infrastructure

				
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