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. 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. 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. Another key area that is changing under the VPS agreement is the withdrawal of the plan and, in particular, parental leave. The most notable improvements to these claims are listed below. 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. Article 55 also expands the right to existing parental leave, to allow workers whose child is born from surrogacy to have access to rights and to clarify that a worker on parental leave is not required to return to work in order to have access to other parental leave. This directive contains guidelines for Article 50 of the VPS agreement, in which a worker`s right to paid and/or unpaid compassionate leave in the event of illness or injury to immediate family members or households is described.
Such a reassignment would be done with the agreement of the employer and the worker, rather than undertaking an unsatisfactory work process, in accordance with Clause 24. This directive contains guidelines relating to Article 56 of the VPS agreement, which sets out the circumstances under which a worker can benefit from leave and to charge the remuneration in order to facilitate his participation in the activities of the defence reserve. The directive also provides guidance on workers who may have access to more generous and received rights. Benefits for workers under the new enterprise agreement include annual wage increases, a new mobility premium, higher overtime rates and night work allowances, as well as more parental leave. The community and public sector union and the government have agreed on a package that aims to reward you for your important work, while ensuring that public services can be made more responsive.