VPS 2024

Why are we bargaining?

Improving the resources available to build better public services like pay, access to leave, career opportunities and allowances are all spelled out in our Victorian Public Service Agreement negotiated between CPSU and the Vic Government.

Negotiations for our next agreement are underway now and former Fair Work Commissioner Julius Roe has been brought in as an independent facilitator to assist the parties.

Get on board with CPSU and have your voice heard and your views represented.

Who's Covered by VPS 2024

  • Education (DOE)
  • Energy, Environment, & Climate Action (DEECA)
  • Families Fairness & Housing (DFFH)
  • Government Services (DoGS)
  • Health (DH)
  • Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR)
  • Justice and Community Safety (DJCS)
  • Premier and Cabinet (DPC)
  • Transport & Planning (DTP)
  • Treasure and Finance (includes SRO) (DTF)
  • Victoria Police VPS

The agreement covers all VPS employees including core terms and conditions of employment applying to all employees as well as appendices of agency specific entitlements.

This is a workforce of nearly 55,000 FTE across approximately 55 employing public service departments, administrative offices, and other authorities.

The VPS Agreement covers a broad spectrum of public services ranging from office-based policy, program, administrative and oversight roles to the delivery of front-line services including corrections and youth justice, child protection, public housing, and forest fire management (amongst others).

The current VPS Agreement is due to expire on 20 March 2024.

The Fair Work Act provides that it will continue until a new agreement is negotiated and approved by the FWC.

The parties commenced negotiations for a replacement agreement in September 2023.

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Updated 29/02/2024
Our negotiating team is working hard to squeeze out the best possible outcome in the context of the government’s pay policy and are continuing negotiations on smaller changes to improve the Agreement.Key issues that the union remains focused on include:•    Salary Increases – Wages policy provides 3% per annum pay increases, plus CPSU has confirmed the mobility allowance payment from VPS Agreement 2020 of 1.25% every year remains from 1st July 2024 and would apply also in the 2025, 2026 ... -->
Updated 05/02/2024
Why are we bargaining?Improving the resources available to build better public services like pay, access to leave, career opportunities and allowances are all spelled out in our Victorian Public Service Agreement negotiated between CPSU and the Vic Government.Negotiations for our next agreement are underway now and former Fair Work Commissioner Julius Roe has been brought in as an independent facilitator to assist the parties.Get on board with CPSU to have your voice heard an ... -->
Updated 18/01/2024
Improving the resources available to build better public services like pay, access to leave, career opportunities and allowances are all spelled out in the VPS Agreement negotiated between CPSU and the Vic Government. Negotiations for our next agreement will commence very soon.CPSU has served the union's claims for our new agreement.  It was developed in consultation with your workplace delegates and incorporates input from members.The claim has been served on ov ... -->