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The Department of Communications and the Arts recently signed a new enterprise agreement for its employees in 2019. This agreement is the culmination of a long negotiation process between the department and its employees` representatives, aimed at ensuring fair working conditions and benefits for all workers in the Department.

The enterprise agreement covers a wide range of areas such as pay, working hours, leave entitlements, and other terms and conditions of employment. It also includes provisions related to workplace health and safety, diversity, and inclusion.

One of the key benefits of the new agreement is that it provides a pay increase for all employees. This increase is designed to reflect the cost of living and ensure that workers are compensated fairly for their contributions. It also includes provisions for annual pay increases, as well as one-off bonuses for certain achievements or milestones.

The agreement also includes provisions for flexible working arrangements, which are becoming increasingly important for many workers. This includes opportunities for employees to work from home or other locations, as well as flexible start and finish times.

Another important aspect of the enterprise agreement is its focus on workplace health and safety. The agreement includes specific provisions aimed at preventing workplace injuries and illnesses, as well as providing support and assistance to workers who may be struggling with their mental health or other issues.

The Department of Communications and the Arts has also emphasized its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the new enterprise agreement. This includes provisions designed to promote equal opportunity and prevent discrimination based on factors such as gender, race, age, and disability.

Overall, the 2019 Department of Communications and the Arts Enterprise Agreement represents a significant step forward for employees in the department. It provides a range of benefits and protections that are designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all workers. By prioritizing issues such as workplace safety and diversity, the department is also signaling its commitment to creating a positive and inclusive work environment for all of its employees.