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New Bargaining Unit For Workplace Agreements

28 July 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has furthered its commitment to restoring respect and recognition for public sector employees, today launching a new bargaining unit.

The Central Bargaining Unit will oversee bargaining across the public sector and provide advice about the Labor Government's industrial relations framework.

Launching the Unit, Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins said it would provide assistance in bargaining negotiations to help parties find solutions before they turned into disputes.

The Unit will also serve as a resource for Victorian Government agencies to draw upon, by providing assistance in all aspects of the bargaining process.

The new body builds on the Labor Government’s commitment to ending the previous Liberal Government’s disrespectful and dysfunctional approach to dealing with Victoria’s public service.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins

“The formation of the Central Bargaining Unit is a big step forward in restoring fairness and respect between the government and public sector employees.”

“By providing advice and assistance, the Central Bargaining Unit will help put an end to the unproductive, adversarial approach to public sector employees adopted by the previous Liberal Government.”

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