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FRUIT PACKING HOUSES EMPLOYEES (STATE) CONSOLIDATED AWARD
  
Date10/24/2003
Volume341
Part10
Page No.
DescriptionVIRC - Variation by Industrial Relations Commission
Publication No.C2085
CategoryAward
Award Code 340  
Date Posted10/23/2003

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BEFORE THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

(340)

SERIAL C2085

 

FRUIT PACKING HOUSES EMPLOYEES (STATE) CONSOLIDATED AWARD

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION OF NEW SOUTH WALES

 

Application by The Australian Workers' Union, New South Wales, industrial organisation of employees.

 

(No. IRC 3511 of 2003)

 

Before Commissioner Ritchie

10 July 2003

 

VARIATION

 

1. Delete subclause (B) of clause 2, Rates of Pay, of the award published 10 November 2000 (320 I.G. 31), and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

(B) The rates of pay in this award include the adjustments payable under the State Wage Case 2003. These adjustments may be offset against:

 

(a) any equivalent overaward payments; and/or

 

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

 

2. Insert the following new subclause (vi) in clause 6, Overtime.

 

(vi) Reasonable Overtime

 

(a) Subject to paragraph (b) below, an employer may require an employee to work reasonable overtime at overtime rates or as otherwise provided for in this award.

 

(b) An employee may refuse to work overtime in circumstances where the working of such overtime would result in the employee working hours which are unreasonable.

 

(c) For the purposes of paragraph (b) above, what is unreasonable or otherwise will be determined having regard to:

 

(i) any risk to employee health and safety;

 

(ii) the employee's personal circumstances including any family and carer responsibilities;

 

(iii) the needs of the workplace or enterprise

 

(iv) the notice (if any) given by the employer of the overtime and by the employee of his or her intention to refuse it; and

 

(v) any other relevant matter.

 

3. Delete Section 1 - Adult Employees, of Table 1 - Wages, and Table 2 - Other Rates and Allowances, of Part B, Monetary Rates, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Table 1 - Wages

 

Section 1 - Adult Employees -

 

 

SWC 2002

SWC 2003

SWC 2003

Classification

Amount

Adjustment

Amount

 

$

$

$

Senior Classer (Dried Fruits) (95%)

502.40

17.00

519.40

General Hand - Class (II)

494.00

17.00

511.00

An employee whose duties include:

 

 

 

Classer (dried fruits), Blender and/or Typer (dried

 

 

 

fruits), weigher-in, sweat lumper (93%)

 

 

 

General Hand Class (I) i.e., Packer (experienced),

452.30

17.00

469.30

Packer, tray pack and cell pack, Grader or Sorter,

 

 

 

pulling away from front door to stacks and/or from

 

 

 

stacks to feeding hoppers, Dipper (hot), Cool Store

 

 

 

Hand (i.e., a person who is engaged for at least 50 per

 

 

 

cent of his/her time in any one day in cool store

 

 

 

chamber), Employee bringing fruit from and putting

 

 

 

fruit into cool store chambers, handling and/or

 

 

 

stacking 25 kg to 27 kg boxes, repairing boxes, crates,

 

 

 

sweats, cases or trays, Nailer Down, Wirer, Operator

 

 

 

- Crimper Machine, Operator of press (both ends),

 

 

 

Operator of circular saw, steaming and/or cleaning

 

 

 

down machinery, washing, stacking, loading and/or dipping

 

 

 

sweat boxes, General Labourer not elsewhere classified (83%)

 

 

 

Boxmaker, Maintenance Worker in charge of

483.60

17.00

500.60

machinery, Fork Lift Driver or driver of power trolley,

 

 

 

tow motor or other power-propelled vehicle, Boiler

 

 

 

Attendant, Furnace Attendant (90.5%)

 

 

 

 

Table 2 - Other Rates and Allowances

 

Item.

Clause

Brief Description

SWC 2002

SWC 2003

No

No.

 

Amount

Amount

 

 

 

$

$

1

2A(ii)

Leading Hand - 3 to 8 employees

15.15 per week

15.65 per week

2

2A(ii)

Leading Hand - 9 or more employees

21.15 per week

21.85 per week

3

15

Meal Allowance - 1 hours overtime

6.95

7.15

4

15

Meal Allowance - Overtime notified but not

 

 

 

 

Required

6.95

7.15

5

16(ii)

Travel Allowance - Overnight stay

61.40

64.20

6

16(ii)

Meal Allowance - Overnight stay

6.95

7.15

7

17

Wet Work

2.45

2.55

8

24(ii)

First-aid

1.60

1.65

 

NOTE: These allowances are contemporary for expense related allowances as at 30 March 2003 and for work related allowances are inclusive of adjustment in accordance with the May 2003 State Wage Case Decision of the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales.

 

4. This variation shall take effect from the first full pay period to commence on or after 19 July 2003, and remain in force for a period of 12 months.

 

 

 

D. W. RITCHIE, Commissioner.

 

 

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