On, 26 July 2016, the Andrews Government approved the variation to the 2015 Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Agreement (Agreement).
Members now have the opportunity to endorse the Agreement as it goes through the ballot process outlined below.
|Viewing period for the EA commences||29 July 2016|
|Voting begins||8 August 2016|
|Voting finishes||22 August 2016|
|Ballot Count||23 August 2016|
|Apply to FWC for approval of varied Agreement||23 August 2016|
Seven days post Fair Work Commission (FWC) approval of the Agreement it becomes binding on all parties and replaces the current enterprise agreement.
The ballot will be conducted by the Australian Election Company and members will be voting electronically via telephone or email.
The ballot opened for the vote on 8 August 2016 for the 2015 Ambulance Victoria Enterprise Agreement Variation.
Members will have the opportunity in the next two weeks to endorse the variation electronically via telephone or email.
If members experience any issues with the voting process they should contact Jason Skiba (Workplace Relations Strategy Lead) via 9840 3796 or firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
The variation consolidates the work value outcomes and delivers paramedic members two 3% wage increases in April 2017 and 2018. Members not covered by the Work Value Case will receive 4.25% wage increases in April 2017 and 2018.
The Union believes that the Agreement variation provides industrial certainty to members and delivers significant wage increases.
The Union strongly encourages all members to vote YES.