VIC Wage theft in Victorian Public Service

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Trevor Thomas, 23 August 2019.

  1. Trevor Thomas

    Trevor Thomas Active Member

    9 May 2019
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    Everyone thinks that wage theft is restricted to private industry - but is it.

    In the 2000 VPS EBA certain entitlements were granted to VPS non executive staff that were not passed on.

    Despite repeated correspondence and reporting to Ministers and Departmental Heads the only result that was achieved was that one of these entitlements finally got approved to be paid (in 2015) but with no retrospective payment.

    This decision surely indicates that those entitled to that entitlement between 2000 and 2015 have been victims of wage theft.

    However the CPSU agreed to this course of action leaving members out of pocket to the tune of millions of dollars.

    The question is which remains prevailant :

    1. The agreement between the CPSU and the State Government and approved by the AIRC in 2000 or

    2. An agreement not taken to the AIRC between CPSU and a Departmental Head in 2015 as to not pay for this entitlement

    Regards Trevor

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