After many months of negotiation, the ASU has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding with the Victorian Government, as well as a job matching process for all affected staff.
Make no mistake, the decision to privatise Vicroads is a terrible idea. The ASU have opposed it every step of the way, but we have also sought to ensure that when it does happen, that staff will go across on the best terms possible.
Key features of the MOU are;
- A $2000* sign on bonus for staff on transfer to the Joint Venture
- A $10,000* incentive payment three months after transfer to the JV
- A further $10,000* incentive payment 24 months after transfer to the JV
- All terms and conditions from EA9 locked in
- A guaranteed position for all VicRoads staff, locked in for a minimum of three years
- No changes to existing work location arrangements
- Continuity of service – all leave balances to transfer across
- Defined benefits superannuation to be maintained for staff currently in DB schemes
- Commitment to comply with Gender Equality legislation
- All Workcover liabilities to transfer to the JV
- A right of return and redeployment to the public sector, including access to the Public Service Job Skills Exchange
- An agreed, fair job matching process
*Pro rata for part time staff
None of this would have been possible without the outstanding and tireless work of our ASU delegates, and our thanks goes out to all of them.
We will continue to work for the best possible outcomes for members, and to ensure they are protected through this process and into the future.