Through service-wide bargaining in 2023, the CPSU secured ground-breaking consultation rights which apply across the entire APS.

  • Pre-decision consultation with employees and unions.
  • Union consultative committees at the APS and agency level.
  • A requirement to consult on changes to work practices, policies and procedures, major change, rosters and hours of work, all other workplace matters that have a material impact on employees.
  • Clear guidance on what consultation involves.

Agencies with more specific detail in their consultation clauses have been able to retain that detail, to supplement the APS-wide clause.


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