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

The ballot for the proposed Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2020-23 was successful. The enterprise agreement will now be lodged with the Fair Work Commission and will commence seven days after approval. Visit the ballot page for more information, including a copy of the proposed EA and explanatory material.

Bargaining is conducted in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009 and the Government’s Public Sector Workplace Relations Policy 2020.

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, 6 March 2020, 25 November 2020, 27 November 2020, 4 December 2020, 9 December 2020, 19 February 2021 and 26 February 2021.

Meeting records

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.

Replacement employment

The Minister for Finance has approved additional 10 days’ replacement employment for each parliamentarian who has an employee that is a bargaining representative at the employee’s classification.

This means a parliamentarian can access a maximum of 30 days’ replacement employment.

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

Public Sector Workplace Relations Policy 2020

Last updated: 04 June 2021