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BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (STATE) AWARD
  
Date02/25/2005
Volume348
Part6
Page No.
DescriptionVSW - Variation following State Wage Case
Publication No.C2789
CategoryAward
Award Code 001  
Date Posted02/24/2005

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BEFORE THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

(001)

SERIAL C2789

 

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (STATE) AWARD

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION OF NEW SOUTH WALES

 

Application by Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (New South Wales Branch), industrial organisation of employees.

 

(No. IRC 3618 of 2004)

 

Before The Honourable Justice Kavanagh

8 July 2004

 

VARIATION

 

1. Delete paragraph (a) of subclause 18.1 of 18, Classifications and Wage Rates, of the award published 31 August 2001 (327 I.G. 279), and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

(a) Wage Rates - New Classification Structure

 

Subject to subclause (c) of this clause, the following amounts shall be applied where appropriate for the purposes of the calculation of the hourly rate under 18.3 of this award.

 

Classification

Weekly Rate

Relativity

 

 

$

Construction Worker Level 8 (CW8)

665.60

125

Construction Worker Level 7 (CW7)

642.70

120

Construction Worker Level 6 (CW6)

621.90

115

Construction Worker Level 5 (CW5)

603.00

110

Construction Worker Level 4 (CW4)

582.20

105

Construction Worker Level 3 (CW3)

561.30

100

Construction Worker Level 2 (CW2)

542.60

96

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(d))

529.20

92.4

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(c))

517.60

90

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(b))

509.20

88

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(a))

496.70

85

 

 

Old Wage Group

New

2nd instalment at

Hourly Rate on

 

Wage

time of SWC

completion of phase-

 

Group

increase

in* (11/12/04)

 

$

$

$

Carpenter Diver

CW8

24.51

24.51

Foreperson (as defined)

CW8

21.48

21.48

Sub Foreperson

CW7

20.29

20.29

Carver

CW5

17.75

17.75

Special Class Tradesperson

 

 

 

(Carpenter and/or Joiner,

 

 

 

Stonemason)

CW5

17.56

17.75

Special Class Tradesperson

 

 

 

(Plasterer)

CW5

17.44

17.64

Special Class Tradesperson

 

 

 

(Bricklayer)

CW5

17.37

17.57

Marker or Setter Out

 

 

 

(Artificial Stoneworker,

 

 

 

Stonemason, Bridge and

 

 

 

Wharf Carpenter, Carpenter

 

 

 

and/or Joiner, Marble and

 

 

 

Slateworker)

CW4

17.18

17.18

Marker or Setter Out (Caster,

 

 

 

Fixer, Floorlayer Specialist,

 

 

 

Plasterer )

CW4

17.08

17.08

Marker or Setter Out

 

 

 

(Bricklayer, Tilelayer, Hard

 

 

 

Floor Coverer)

CW4

17.01

17.01

Marker or Setter Out (Roof

 

 

 

Tiler, Slate Ridger or Roof

 

 

 

Fixer)

CW4

16.90

16.90

Marker or Setter Out (Painter)

CW4

16.73

16.73

Letter Cutter

CW4

17.18

17.18

Signwriter

CW4

16.73

16.73

Artificial Stoneworker,

 

 

 

Carpenter and/or

 

 

 

Joiner, Bridge and Wharf

 

 

 

Carpenter,

 

 

 

Marble and Slate Worker,

 

 

 

Stonemason,

CW3

16.62

16.62

Caster, Fixer, Floorlayer

 

 

 

Specialist, Plasterer

CW3

16.51

16.51

Bricklayer, Tilelayer

CW3

16.44

16.44

Roof Tiler, Slate Ridger, Roof

 

 

 

Fixer

CW3

16.33

16.33

Painter

CW3

16.16

16.16

Shophand

CW3

16.02

16.02

Quarryworker

CW3

16.02

16.02

Labourer (1) - Rigger, Dogger

CW3

16.02

16.02

Machinist

CW3

15.85

16.02

Labourer (2) - Scaffolder (as

 

 

 

defined), Powder Monkey,

 

 

 

Hoist or Winch Driver,

 

 

 

Foundation Shaftsworker (as

 

 

 

defined), Steel Fixer including

 

 

 

Tack Welder, Concrete

 

 

 

Finisher (as defined)

CW2

15.51

15.51

Labourer (3) - Trades

 

 

 

labourer, Jack Hammerman,

 

 

 

Mixer Driver (concrete),

 

 

 

Gantry Hand or Crane Hand,

 

 

 

Crane Chaser, Cement Gun

 

 

 

Operator, Concrete Cutting or

 

 

 

Drilling Machine Operator,

 

 

 

Concrete Gang including

 

 

 

Concrete Floater (as defined),

 

 

 

Roof Layer (malthoid or

 

 

 

similar material), Dump Cart

 

 

 

Operator, Concrete Formwork

 

 

 

stripper, Mobile Concrete

 

 

 

Pump Hoseman or Line Hand

CW1(d)

15.14

15.14

Plasterer’s Assistant

CW1(d)

15.14

15.14

Terrazzo Assistant

CW1(d)

15.14

15.14

Labourer (4) - Builders

 

 

 

Labourer other than as

 

 

 

specified herein)

CW1(c)

14.68

14.83

 

2. Delete paragraph (f) of subclause 18.1 of clause 18, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

(f) The rates of pay in this award include the adjustments payable under State Wage Case 2004. 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.

 

3. Delete subparagraph 18.1.2.1, of paragraph 18.1.2 Wage Rates - Apprentices, of clause 18, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

18.1.2.1 Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Painters, etc., Plasterers, etc., Roof Tilers, Fibrous Plasterer, Plasterboard Fixer, Stonemasons, Tilelayers, Floorlaying.

 

(i) Indentured Apprentice - The minimum rates of wages for four-year apprentices shall be as follows:

 

 

Base Rate

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

$

$

$

1st year

186.60

21.10

17.10

224.80

2nd year

272.50

21.10

25.30

318.90

3rd year

361.10

21.10

32.50

414.70

4th year

423.00

21.10

38.70

482.80

 

(ii) Trainee Apprentices -

 

 

Base Rate

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Per Week

Per Week

$

 

$

$

$

 

1st year

209.50

21.10

18.40

249.00

2nd year

306.20

21.10

27.80

355.10

3rd year

397.20

21.10

35.30

453.60

4th year

446.10

21.10

40.10

507.30

 

18.1.2.2 Civil Engineering Construction Carpenters:

 

 

Base Rate

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

$

$

$

1st year

227.30

21.10

20.00

268.40

2nd year

324.10

21.10

28.10

373.30

3rd year

401.80

21.10

35.30

458.20

4th year

475.80

21.10

41.40

538.30

 

18.1.2.3 Pilot Three Year Bricklayers’ Course

 

(a) These rates apply to apprentices who are engaged through the Master Builders’ Association of New South Wales and the Housing Industry Group Apprenticeship Schemes and who are enrolled or to be enrolled in the pilot three year Technical and Further Education course.

 

(b) These rates shall also apply whilst the apprentice is attending college in the following fashion:

 

Year I - First 8 weeks - full time at 35 hours per week

28 weeks - 1 day per week

 

 

Year II - 36 weeks -

1 day per week

 

(c) The above provisions relating to the pilot bricklayers course, the course itself, and the rates herein prescribed shall only apply to employed apprentices.

 

(d) Leave is reserved in relation to the payment applicable during attendance at college for the advanced modules (30 weeks - 1 day per week, i.e. 6 x 40 hour modules) for those apprentices who have successfully completed the requirements of year II.

 

(i) Indentured Apprentices:

 

The minimum rate of wages for three year apprentice bricklayers shall be as follows:

 

 

Base Rate

Industry

Special

 

 

Per Week

Allowance

Allowance

Total Per

 

 

Per Week

Per Week

Week

 

$

$

$

$

1st year

 

 

 

 

1st six months

182.50

21.10

16.80

220.40

2nd six months

265.60

21.10

24.80

311.50

2nd year

352.00

21.10

31.90

405.00

3rd year

412.90

21.10

37.90

471.90

 

(ii) Trainee Apprentices:

 

The minimum rate of wages for three year apprentice bricklayers shall be as follows:

 

 

Base Rate

Industry

Special

 

 

Per Week

Allowance

Allowance

Total Per

 

 

Per Week

Per Week

Week

 

$

$

$

$

1st year

 

 

 

 

1st six months

198.90

21.10

18.00

238.00

2nd six months

290.00

21.10

27.30

338.40

2nd year

376.40

21.10

34.60

432.10

3rd year

422.60

21.10

39.30

483.00

 

4. Delete paragraph 18.1.3 Adult Apprentices, of the said clause 18 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

18.1.3 Adult Apprentices

 

Definition - An adult apprentice means an employee engaged as an apprentice who at the time of apprenticeship is of or above the age of 21 years.

 

18.1.3.1 Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Painters, etc., Plasterers, etc., Roof Tilers, Fibrous Plasterer, Plasterboard Fixer, Stonemasons, Tilelayers, Floorlaying

 

(i) Indentured Apprentices:

 

 

Base Rate

Industry

Special

Total Per Week

 

Per Week

Allowance

Allowance

 

 

 

Per Week

Per Week

$

 

$

$

$

 

1st year

309.30

21.10

17.10

347.50

2nd year

309.30

21.10

25.30

355.70

3rd year

365.60

21.10

32.50

419.20

4th year

425.80

21.10

38.70

485.60

 

(ii) Trainee Apprentices:

 

 

Base Rate

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

$

$

$

1st year

309.30

21.10

18.40

348.80

2nd year

311.90

21.10

27.80

360.80

3rd year

401.20

21.10

35.30

457.60

4th year

448.40

21.10

40.10

509.60

 

18.1.3.2 Civil Engineering Construction Carpenters - for adult apprentices the minimum rates shall be as follows:

 

 

Base Rate

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

$

$

$

1st year

309.30

21.10

20.00

350.40

2nd year

328.00

21.10

28.10

377.20

3rd year

405.70

21.10

35.30

462.10

4th year

477.20

21.10

41.40

539.70

 

5. Delete subclause 18.4 Leading hands, of clause 18, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Item No.

Description

Weekly Base

Amount per hour

(i)

In charge of not more than 1 person

13.50

0.37

(ii)

In charge of 2 and not more than 5 persons

29.70

0.81

(iii)

In charge of 6 and not more than 10 persons

37.90

1.03

(iv)

In charge of more than 10 persons

50.50

1.37

 

6. Delete the amount "65 cents" in subclause 18.5 Carpenter - Diver allowance, of clause 18, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

"67 cents"

 

7. Delete the table in subclause 18.7 Foreperson and Sub Foreperson Allowances, of clause 18, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Classification

Per Week

 

$

Foreperson (as defined)

74.90

Sub-Foreperson

53.90

 

8. Delete the table in paragraph 18.8.2 Refractory bricklaying allowance, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Classification

Per hour

 

$

Refractory Bricklayer

1.47

Refractory Bricklayer’s Assistant

1.26

 

9. Delete the amount of "$20.40" in subclause 24.1, Industry Allowance, of clause 24, Allowances, and insert in lieu thereof the amount of "$21.10".

 

10. Delete the amounts of "$9.97" and "$1.99" in subclause 24.2, Underground Allowance, of the said clause 24, and insert in lieu thereof the amounts of "$10.32" and "$2.06".

 

11. Delete the table in paragraph 24.5.3 of clause 24, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Floor Levels

Amount per hour extra

 

$

From commencement of building to fifteenth floor level

0.38

From sixteenth floor level to thirtieth floor level

0.46

From thirty-first floor level to forty-fifth floor level

0.71

From forty-sixth floor level to sixtieth floor level

0.91

From sixty-first floor level onwards

1.14

 

12. Delete the table in subclause 25.5 Swing Scaffold, of clause 25, Special Rates, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Height of Bracing

First Four Hours

Each additional Hour

 

$

$

0 - 15 storeys

3.45

0.71

16 - 30 storeys

4.45

0.92

31 - 45 storeys

5.25

1.07

46 - 60 storeys

8.61

1.78

greater than 60 storeys

10.98

2.27

solid plasterers when working off a swing scaffold

0.11 per hour

 

13. Delete the table in subclause 25.15 Heavy Blocks, of clause 25, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

 

Amount per hour

 

$

Where the blocks weigh over 5.5 kg and under 9 kg

0.48 p/h

Where the blocks weigh 9 kg or over up to 18 kg

0.86 p/h

Where the blocks weigh over 18 kg

1.21 p/h

 

14. Delete the table in subclause 25.41 Table of Special Rates, of clause 25, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Item No.

Clause No.

Description

Amount

 

 

 

$

1

25.1

Insulation Work

0.59 p/h

2

25.2

Hot Work

 

 

 

Between 46 and 54

0.48 p/h

 

 

Beyond 54

0.59 p/h

3

25.3

Cold Work

0.48 p/h

4

25.4

Confined Space

0.59 p/h

5

25.6

Explosive Powered tools

1.13 p/d

6

25.7

Wet Work

0.48 p/h

7

25.8

Dirty Work

0.48 p/h

8

25.9

Towers Allowance

 

 

 

Work above 15 metres

0.48 p/h

 

 

Each further 15 metres

0.48 p/h

9

25.10

Toxic Substances

 

 

 

Using toxic substances

0.59 p/h

 

 

In close proximity

0.48 p/h

10

25.12

Materials containing asbestos

0.59 p/h

11

25.13

Furnace Work

1.26 p/h

12

25.14

Acid Work

1.26 p/h

13

25.16

Cleaning down brickwork

0.43 p/h

14

25.17

Bagging

0.43 p/h

15

25.18

Bitumen Work

0.59 p/h

16

25.19

Plaster or composition spray

0.48 p/h

17

25.20

Slushing

0.48 p/h

18

25.21

Dry polishing of tiles

0.59 p/h

19

25.22

Cutting tiles

0.59 p/h

20

25.23

Second hand timber

1.87 p/d

21

25.24

Roof repairs -Employees other than slaters and roof tilers

0.59 p/h

22

25.24(i)

Roof Repairs - Slaters and roof tilers

 

 

 

Height over 15 metres

0.43 p/h

 

25.24(ii)

35 pitch

0.59 p/h

 

 

40 pitch

0.86 p/h

23

25.25

Computing quantities

3.45 p/d

24

25.26

Height work - painting tradespersons

0.43 p/h

25

25.27

Height work - bridge and wharf carpenters

 

 

 

8 metres from ground, deck, etc.

0.48 p/h

 

 

Each additional 3 metres

0.10 p/h

26

25.28

Grindstone Allowance

5.07 p/w

27

25.31

Certificate Allowance

0.48 p/h

28

25.32

Spray Application - painters

0.48 p/h

29

25.33

Cutting bricks

0.59 p/h

30

25.34(a)

District Allowances

 

 

 

Districts west and north

0.70 p/d

 

 

Western Division

1.15 p/d

31

25.34(b)

District Allowances

 

 

 

NSW border to Dalgety

1.15 p/d

32

25.34(c)

District Allowances

 

 

 

Road and bridge construction and repair

0.36 p/d

33

25.35

Pneumatic tools - stonemason

2.59 p/d

34

25.36

Asbestos Eradication

1.59 p/h

35

25.37

Laser safety officer

1.97 p/d

36

25.38

Illawarra road and general construction

0.48 p/h

37

25.39

Suspended Perimeter Work Platform

0.73 p/h

38

25.40

Labourers on refractory brickwork

3.55 per

 

 

 

call back

39

25.41

First Aid Allowances

 

 

 

Minimum qualification

2.03 p/d

 

 

Higher qualification

3.19 p/d

 

15. This variation shall take effect from the beginning of the first pay period to commence on or after 10 July 2004.

 

 

 

T. M. KAVANAGH J.

 

 

____________________

 

 

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