Enterprise agreement

Last updated
07 February 2024

Bargaining for the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2024-27

Announcement for commencement of bargaining for the 2024-2027 enterprise agreement was on 27 November 2023. The 2020-23 Enterprise Agreement that commenced on 5 August 2021 will operate until replaced by a new enterprise agreement.

Nominations for bargaining representatives

Should you wish to nominate yourself or another person to be a bargaining representative or want to find out more regarding the role please see further information here: 2024-2027 bargaining representatives.

Bargaining negotiations for 2024-27 EA

A dedicated page has been created to provide you with regular updates, with useful resources, progress, negotiation updates and ways you can get involved and have your say which is available here: 2024-2027 Bargaining.

The process for developing an EA is determined under the Fair Work Act 2009 which outlines the legislative requirements for the bargaining process. Please see further information here: Make an enterprise agreement | Fair Work Commission (fwc.gov.au).

About the EA

The Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2020-23 (Enterprise Agreement) (see related resources) sets the employment terms and conditions for all electorate staff and personal staff, including senior staff. This includes:

  • types of employment (e.g. ongoing, non-ongoing, casual, full-time and part-time)
  • salaries and pay rises
  • allowances
  • relocations
  • working hours
  • leave entitlements
  • learning and development arrangements
  • allowances and payments when an employment ends.

The Enterprise Agreement ensures staff have consistent and transparent employment arrangements. Details of the Enterprise Agreement and the changes from the previous enterprise agreement are available on the details of the Enterprise Agreement page.

The Enterprise Agreement commenced on 5 August 2021 and operates until replaced by a new enterprise agreement.

Bargaining is conducted in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009 and the Government’s Public Sector Workplace Relations Policy 2023

The Enterprise Agreement guidelines (see related resources) support the operation of the Enterprise Agreement. For any queries regarding the Enterprise Agreement, contact the EA team at eacomment@finance.gov.au.

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