Victoria Legal Aid Enterprise Agreement

If you have any questions regarding the VPS agreement, please send an email to vpsagreement2020@dpc.vic.gov.au (link will leave this page). Our Professional Legal Education program offers training and learning opportunities to provide our lawyers with the skills and knowledge they need to provide our priority clients with holistic, quality service. The program helps lawyers keep abreast of legal knowledge and developments and fulfill the professional training requirements required for local practical certificates. In case of authorization, the agreement is subject to the formal approval of the Fair Work Commission. Benefits for workers under the new company agreement include annual wage increases, a new mobility payment, higher overtime rates and night pay, as well as higher parental leave. The VLA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 defines the conditions of employment of VLA staff. The agreement was certified by the Fair Work Commission in July 2017. The community and public sector union and the government have come together on a package that aims to reward you for the important work you do, while ensuring that public services can be delivered more responsively. Flexible work will be clarified and protected by consolidating all existing agreements into a specific part of the new agreement.

Staff no longer have to work 12 months before requesting flexible working rules. A full list of amendments to the current agreement and a copy of the final agreement for review are attached. If you would like an alternative and accessible format of the agreement, please contact the resourcing and recruitment at (03) 9269 0602. Take some time to review the proposed agreement before the vote. We offer a number of benefits to ensure that our employees` contributions are recognized and that their careers are as rewarding as possible. 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. We recognize the need to balance your work and private life, and our guidelines reflect that.

We offer attractive employment conditions, including flexible working rules, with a range of family-friendly measures. The opportunities for professional development at Victoria Legal Aid are manifold. We also support our lawyers who wish to obtain accreditation from the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist lawyer, by filling out course and application fees and offering tuition leave. We support you with organized study groups and presentations by our in-house team of experienced lawyers. You might need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, or Libre Office to view the documents on this page. You may be entitled to additional annual leave, flexible work schedules, job sharing, and working from home. We also offer paid parental leave. We offer an external assistance program that offers short-term advice and support to you and close family members. This service is easily accessible, voluntary and can provide support for a number of personal and work-related issues.

The parties agreed on a number of improvements to reflect the Government`s commitment to promoting gender equality in the public service. This includes: salary packaging allows you to reduce the amount of taxes you pay and thus increase your net salary. This helps our employees get the most out of their income. The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 was formally approved by the Fair Work Commission on 2 October 2020 and put into operation on 9 October 2020. Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020 (PDF, 6.33 MB) These measures will improve job security within the VPS and provide more opportunities to develop your career, improve your skills and ensure that employment in the public service remains secure and flexible. . . .