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THE BUSINESS EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE (STATE) AWARD
  
Date12/19/2003
Volume342
Part6
Page No.
DescriptionVSW - Variation following State Wage Case
Publication No.C2127
CategoryAward
Award Code 512  
Date Posted12/17/2003

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BEFORE THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

(512)

SERIAL C2127

 

THE BUSINESS EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE (STATE) AWARD

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION OF NEW SOUTH WALES

 

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

 

(No. IRC 3515 of 2003)

 

Before The Honourable Justice Kavanagh

10 July 2003

 

VARIATION

 

1.          Delete subclause (iv) of clause 3, Wages of the award published 16 May 1997 (298 I.G. 531), as varied, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

(iv)       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 after subclause (iii) of clause 5, Overtime the following new subclause:

 

(iv)       Reasonable Overtime

 

(a)        Subject to paragraph (b) below, an employer may require 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 reasonable.

 

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

 

(1)        any risk to employee health and safety;

 

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

 

(3)        the needs of the workplace or enterprise;

 

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

 

(5)        any other relevant matter.

 

3.          Delete Table 1 - Rates of Pay, of Part B, Monetary Rates, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Table 1 - Rates of Pay

 

Classification

SWC 2002 Amount

SWC 2003 Adjustment

SWC 2003 Amount

 

$

$

$

Office Equipment Mechanic

525.20

17.00

542.20

 

4.          Delete Table 2 - Other Rates and Allowances, of the said Part B, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Table 2 - Other Rates and Allowances

 

Item

Clause

Brief Description

SWC 2002

SWC 2003

No.

No.

 

Amount

Amount

 

 

 

$

$

1

3(ii)

Leading Hands -

 

 

 

 

- in charge of not less than three and not more

23.80 p/wk

24.55 p/wk

 

 

than 10  employees

 

 

 

 

- in charge of 10 and not more than 20 employees

35.60 p/wk

36.75 p/wk

 

 

- in charge of more than 20 employees

45.20 p/wk

46.65 p/wk

2

8

Standing-by allowance

8.50 p/hr

8.80 p/hr

3

11(i)(ii)

Meal allowance

8.40 p/meal

8.65 p/meal

4

16(vi)(b)

Meal allowance included as reasonable expenses

8.40 p/meal

8.65 p/meal

 

 

whilst travelling

 

 

5

16(vi)(b)

Additional meal allowance for evening meal

8.40 p/meal

8.65 p/meal

 

 

whilst travelling

 

 

6

16(vi)(c)

Living away from home allowance

61.40 p/day

64.20 p/day

7

16(vi)(c)

Evening meal allowance paid in addition to living

11.70

12.05

 

 

away from home allowance

p/meal

p/meal

8

29(v)

Laundry allowance

1.90 p/wk

2.00 p/wk

 

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.

 

5.          This variation shall take effect from the first pay period to commence on or after 19 July 2003.

 

 

T. M. KAVANAGH  J.

 

 

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