A company agreement is an agreement between an employer and his employees, which is covered by the agreement setting the wages and conditions of these workers for a maximum period of 4 years. To enter into force, the agreement must be supported by a majority of staff members who voted to approve the agreement and must be approved by an independent authority, the Fair Work Commission. Lisa Fitzpatrick, Secretary of the ANMF (Vic Branch), said: „Not having to fight for a safe workforce means we have been able to continue to conduct some of the most productive EBA negotiations since our first agreement in 1997. In the 23-year history of union negotiations, this is only the second of seven EBA campaigns that have not involved union measures to reduce safe numbers. This is because in 2015 the Andrews government enshrined the relationship between nurses and midwives in legislation. If you are a member of a trade union entitled to represent your industrial interests with respect to the work to be performed under the agreement, your union is your negotiator for the agreement, unless you appoint another person to your representative or revoke the status of the union than your representative. „Victorian nurses and midwives maintain net pay equity with their NSW counterparts and have improved benefits and conditions and improved measures to prevent violence and aggression.“ A company agreement is an agreement between an employer and his employees, which is covered by the agreement setting the wages and conditions of these workers for a maximum period of 4 years. Nearly 2,000 Victorian public sector nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to resolve their bargaining demands for 2020-24. With the 2016 company agreement, ANMF, VHIA and DHHS agreed on an eight-year wage contract. These include historic salary increases of up to 26.72% in 2019, which brought the salaries of Victorian nurses and midwives to net pay equity with their Counterparts in New South Wales. The agreed salary increases in 2016 for the EBA 2020-24 are 3% in December 2020, 2021 and 2022. „Almost all the clauses of our agreement of more than 170 laterals have been updated, modified or completely revised in order to improve conditions and claims and above all to clarify things in order to reduce misinterpretations and disputes,“ she said.
You have the right to appoint a negotiator to represent you in negotiations on the agreement or on an issue before the Fair Working Committee on Negotiations for the Agreement.