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Bargaining for the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2020-23

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has temporarily deferred bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement.

See the Minister's announcement for more information.

Once resumed, bargaining will be conducted in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009 and the Government’s Workplace Bargaining Policy 2018.

Bargaining meetings

Bargaining meetings have been held on 15 November 2019, 22 November 2019, 29 November 2019, 12 December 2019, 23 January 2020, 7 February 2020, 28 February 2020 and 6 March 2020.

Meeting records

Government proposals

The Government has presented proposals to bargaining representatives to amend the current Enterprise Agreement.

Bargaining representatives

Current bargaining representative and union bargaining teams can be found here.

Should you wish to nominate yourself or another person to be a bargaining representative at bargaining meetings:

Members of a union covered by the Enterprise Agreement (i.e. the CPSU and ASU) will be represented by their union, unless they nominate another bargaining representative.

Resources

Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019

Ministerial Circular 2019/08 – Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement – Commencement of Bargaining (23 October 2019)

Notice of Employee Representational Rights

Determination 2019/22 – Travel and Replacement Staff Arrangements During Negotiations for a new Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement

Workplace Bargaining Policy 2018

Last updated: 09 September 2020