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BUTCHERS' WHOLESALE (NEWCASTLE AND NORTHERN) AWARD
  
Date01/24/2003
Volume338
Part1
Page No.
DescriptionVSW - Variation following State Wage Case
Publication No.C1567
CategoryAward
Award Code 074  
Date Posted01/23/2003

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BEFORE THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

(074)

SERIAL C1567

 

BUTCHERS' WHOLESALE (NEWCASTLE AND NORTHERN) AWARD

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION OF NEW SOUTH WALES

 

Application by The Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, Newcastle and Northern Branch, industrial organisation of employees.

 

(No. IRC 4626 of 2002)

 

Before Commissioner Redman

27 August and 16 September 2002

 

VARIATION

 

1.          Delete subclause 27.3 of clause 27, Wages of the award published 2 March 2001 (322 I.G. 727) as varied, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

27.3      Arbitrated Safety Net Adjustment -

 

27.3.1               The rates of pay in this award include the adjustments payable under the State Wage Case 2002.  These adjustments may be offset against:

 

(i)         any equivalent overaward payments; and/or

 

(ii)        award wage increases since 29 May 1991 other than safety net, State Wage Case, and minimum rates adjustments.

 

2.          Delete Appendix 1 - Wages and Appendix 2 - Other Rates and Allowances, of Part 9 - Appendix and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

PART 9

 

APPENDIX

 

APPENDIX 1

 

Wages

 

T1.1     The minimum rate of pay for 40 ordinary hours of any classification shall be as follows:

 

 

Classification

Total

 

 

Weekly

 

 

Rate

 

 

$

1

Slaughterperson

495.60

2

Employee grading beef carcasses

459.60

3

Employee weighing and/or recording

453.80

4

Knocker down and/or shackler and/or employee opening up neck and tying weas and

 

 

before hoisting to bleeding rail

457.00

5

Slaughterhouse labourer whose work includes trimming carcasses after slaughterperson,

 

 

 skinning heads, removing eyes, removing horns, removing tongues and/or cheeks,

 

 

removing brains and boning for pet foods, and boning heads and crutching sheep

453.80

6

Employee skinning feet and taking out sinews

452.80

7

Tripeperson and employee cutting, turning and washing tripes and cutting and

 

 

washing bibles

452.80

8

Slaughterhouse labourer

448.30

9

Laundry attendant

448.30

10

Stockperson (working under conditions of the stockperson clause)

454.60

11

Stockperson, stock receiver and penner-up

450.60

12

Yardperson and general labourer

443.90

13

Freezer room employee

452.80

14

Dripping and/or lard operator, tallowperson, digesterperson and/or dry melter

 

 

operator, expellor and/or dryer attendant

455.60

15

Millhand, by-products labourer and save all attendant

446.20

Casing Cleaning Department-

16

All-round person

457.30

17

Employee trimming and sliming bungs and bladders and sliming runners

450.60

Boning Department-

18

Boner

474.00

19

Slicer and/or sawyer

460.50

20

Trimmer

453.80

21

Weighperson

450.40

22

Packer, strapper, wiring and/or gluing machine operator

448.30

23

Shop-person/Butcher

481.10

Motor Wagon Drivers-

24

Motor wagon driver of a vehicle with carrying capacity of up to 3,048 kg (3 tons)

454.70

 

For each additional 1,016 kg (1 ton) or part thereof up to 8,128 kg (8 tons) extra

1.58

 

For each additional 1,016 kg (1 ton) or part thereof exceeding 8,128 kg (8 tons) but not

 

 

Exceeding 12,192 kg (12 tons) extra

1.22

 

For each additional 1,016 kg (1 ton) or part thereof exceeding 12,192 kg (12 tons)

0.98

 

When a trailer is attached to a motor wagon, the carrying capacity of such trailer shall

 

 

be computed with the rate in determining the driver's wages

 

25

Driver of tractor under 50 h.p. or fork lift driver

454.70

26

Driver of bulldozer

454.70

27

Loader

463.20

28

Cleaner - cleaning production plant and equipment (working under shift work

 

 

provisions)

453.80

 

T1.2     The minimum rate of pay for 40 ordinary hours for juniors shall be as follows:

 

Age

Percentage of Classification 12 -

Amount

 

General Labourer

$

At 15 years of age

36

159.80

At 16 years of age

48

213.10

At 17 years of age

60

266.30

At 18 years of age

74

328.50

At 19 years of age

87

386.20

At 20 years of age

Adult rates

 

 

Upon any adjustment, junior rates to be calculated to the nearest ten cents.

 

APPENDIX 2

 

Other Rates and Allowances

 

T2.1     Other rates and allowances - Subject to the provisions of the relevant clauses, allowances and special rates are as follows:

 

Item

Clause

Allowance

Amount

No.

No.

 

$

1

31.4

Alternating shifts per shift

7.81

2

31.5

Afternoon shift per shift

11.22

3

32.9

Extraordinary Hours Allowance per day

6.78

4

35.5

Horse Allowance per week

12.71

5

33.3

Meal money per meal

7.90

6

29.1

Temperature Allowance -

 

 

 

Below minus 1 degree celsius per hour

0.40

 

 

Below minus 16 degree celsius per hour

0.63

 

 

Below minus 20 degree celsius per hour

1.17

 

 

Below minus 26 degree celsius per hour

1.75

7

29.2

Freezing Room Allowance per hour

0.43

8

29.4

Temperature Allowance per hour

0.43

 

 

 

0.69

9

10.1

Rover's Allowance per day

2.63

10

20.1.2

Bull Penalty per head

2.63

11

23.1

Dog Allowance - per dog per week

6.53

12

23.3

First-aid Attendant per day

3.14

13

23.4

Leading Hand per week

23.40

14

23.5.1

Pedestrian Stacker - Cold Temperature per week

12.08

15

23.5.2

Pedestrian Stacker per week

8.93

16

23.5.3

Fork Lift Allowance per week

6.28

17

17.1.1

Objectionable Work - ordinary hours per day

2.90

18

17.1.2

Objectionable Work - outside ordinary hours per

3.39

 

 

sheep, calf or pig per head of cattle

14.33

19

17.1.3

Objectionable Work - on Sundays or holidays per

5.16

 

 

sheep, calf or pig per head of cattle

20.76

20

17.1.4

Condemned Carcass per day

2.90

21

17.1.5

Brucella Reactor per day

6.53

22

17.1.6

Work in Artificially Increased Temperature per hour

0.40

23

17.1.7

Foetal Blood Extraction per day

6.53

24

13.4

TP Slaughtering Allowance - all types of animals - per day

4.27

 

 

per half day

2.14

25

13.5

TP Slaughtering Allowance - two types of animals - per day

3.64

 

 

half day

1.76

26

13.6

TP Slaughtering Allowance - one type of animal - per day

2.63

 

 

per half day

1.27

27

51.2

Knife Allowances -

 

 

 

Slaughterpersons, boners and labourers skinning cattle,

 

 

 

heads and feet - per week

3.05

 

 

per day

2.19

 

 

Other employees using a knife - per week

0.61

 

 

per day

0.41

28

49.1(a)

Clothes Allowance per day

1.37

29

49.1(b)

Laundry Allowance per day

1.11

30

49.1(c)

Clothes Allowance per day

0.37

31

49.3

Clothes Laundry Allowance (employees not covered by Items

 

 

 

28-30 of this table)

 

 

(a)

Clothes Allowance per day

0.66

 

(b)

Laundry Allowance per day

0.54

 

(c)

Clothes Allowance per day

0.14

32

46.5(b)

TP Boner Allowance per day

1.50

 

3.          This variation shall take effect from the first full pay period to commence on or after 23 October 2002.

 

 

 

 

J. N. REDMAN, Commissioner.

 

 

____________________

 

 

Printed by the authority of the Industrial Registrar.

 

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