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BUTCHERS, RETAIL (STATE) AWARD
  
Date06/18/2004
Volume344
Part10
Page No.
DescriptionVSW - Variation following State Wage Case
Publication No.C2672
CategoryAward
Award Code 071  
Date Posted06/17/2004

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BEFORE THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

(071)

SERIAL C2672

 

Butchers, Retail (State) Award

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION OF NEW SOUTH WALES

 

Application by the National Meat Association of New South Wales, industrial organisation of employers.

 

(No. IRC 6471 of 2003)

 

Before The Honourable Justice Walton, Vice-President

3 February 2004

 

VARIATION

 

1. Delete subclauses (a) and (b) of clause 8, Wages, of the award published 11 August 2000 (317 I.G. 808), and insert in lieu the following:

 

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 (h) in clause 12, Overtime:

 

(h) 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) 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 Part B, Monetary Rates, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

PART B

 

MONETARY RATES

 

Table 1 - Wages

 

Level

Classification

Rate

 

 

$

 

Division A - Retail Butcher Shops

 

 

Effective from the first full pay to commence on or after 3rd February 2004

 

 

 

 

7

General Butcher in charge

566.80

6

General Butcher (incl. Employee slaughtering)

542.20

6

Smallgoods maker Butcher's Shop

542.20

5

Boner

502.30

4

Salesperson

491.00

4

Scalder and/or cooker

491.00

3

Salter and/or Pickle-Pumper (Arterial or Stab)

476.20

2

Order person

468.85

2

All others

468.85

1

New employee on 3 month probation

448.40

 

 

 

 

Division B - Drivers

 

 

Driver of motor vehicles

 

4

(a) Not exceeding 1,279kg capacity

491.00

4

(b) Exceeding 1,270kg but not exceeding 3 tonnes capacity

491.00

4

(c) Exceeding 3 tonnes capacity but under 5 tonnes capacity

491.00

 

(d) for each complete tonne over 5 tonnes (p.w.)

1.60

 

(e) (not being a tractor) drawing trailer (p.d.extra)

1.16

4

(f) Refrigerated Van

491.00

 

 

 

 

Division C - Boning and/or Pre-packing Area, Room or Factory

 

6

General Butcher

542.20

5

Boner

502.30

4

Slicer

491.00

2

Labourer associated with boning and slicing activities

468.85

4

Sawyer

491.00

3

Trimmer

476.20

3

Employee using knives for cleaning or preparing meat immediately prior to packing

476.20

2

Chiller-room hand

468.85

2

Strapping or wiring machine operator or vacuum machine operator

468.85

2

Employee wrapping, weighing, pricing, packaging or packing uncooked meat

468.85

2

Employee operating wizard knives

468.85

2

All others

468.85

 

 

 

 

Division D - Clerks and Cashiers.

 

3

Clerk and/or Cashier

476.20

 

 

 

 

Division E - Apprentices

 

 

The wage rates for apprentices on probation shall be as follows:

 

 

Year of Apprenticeship

 

 

1st Year - 50% of Level 6

271.10

 

2nd Year - 65% of Level 6

352.40

 

3rd Year - 85% of Level 6

460.90

 

4th Year - 95% of Level 6

515.10

 

and thereafter not less than the minimum rates for tradespersons in the section of

 

 

trade to which the apprentice was indentured.

 

 

Table 2 - Other Rates and Allowances

 

Item No.

Description

Amount

 

 

$

 

 

 

1

Meal Money

9.13

2

Leading Hand Allowance:

 

 

(a) 3 - 10 employees

8.25

 

(b) 10 or more employees

12.30

 

 

 

 

Division C - employees

 

3

Temperature Range:

 

 

(a) Below 0c but not below -16c

0.35

 

(b) Below -16c but not below -20.5c

0.85

 

(c) Below -25c

1.15

 

(Note: These rates are not cumulative)

 

 

 

 

 

All Other employees

 

4

Temperature Range:

 

 

(a) Below 0c but not below -16c

0.35

 

(b) Below -16c but not below -20.5c

0.85

 

(c) Below - 25c

1.15

 

(Note: These rates are not cumulative)

 

 

 

 

5

Protective Clothing Allowance

3.65

 

4. This variation shall take effect from the first full pay period to commence on or after 3 February 2004.

 

 

 

M. J. WALTON J, Vice-President.

 

 

 

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Printed by the authority of the Industrial Registrar.

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