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BUTCHERS, RETAIL (STATE) AWARD
  
Date11/09/2007
Volume364
Part2
Page No.401
DescriptionVSW - Variation following State Wage Case
Publication No.C6143
CategoryAward
Award Code 071  
Date Posted11/09/2007

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SERIAL C6143

 

Butchers, Retail (State) Award

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION OF NEW SOUTH WALES

 

Application by The Australasian Meat Industry Employees' Union, New South Wales Branch, Industrial Organisation of Employees.

 

(No. IRC 1444 of 2007)

 

Before Commissioner Ritchie

19 September 2007

 

VARIATION

 

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

 

8. Wages

 

The rates of pay in this award include the adjustments payable under the State Wage Case 2007. These adjustments may be offset against:

 

(a) Any equivalent over award payments, and/or

 

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

 

(c) By consent of all parties to an award, where the minimum rates adjustments has been completed, award rates may be expressed as hourly rates as well as weekly rates. In the absence of consent, a claim that award rates be so expressed may be determined by arbitration.

 

(d) The State Wage Case adjustment will only be available where the rates in the award have not been increased, other than by safety net or State Wage Case adjustments, or as a result of the application of the Minimum Rates Adjustment principle, since May 1991.

 

(e) Increases arising from the State Wage Case 1991 and from previous State Wage Cases may be phased-in upon application and where circumstances justify it.

 

(f) In the absence of consent in respect in an application will be determined by the Commission.

 

2. Delete Part B Monetary Rates, and inset in lieu thereof the following:

 

PART B

 

MONETARY RATES

 

Table 1 - Wages

 

Level

Classification

SWC 2007 Rate

 

 

$

 

Effective from the first full to commence on or after 3rd February 2008

 

 

Division A- Retail Butcher Shops

 

7

General butcher in charge

642.80

6

General butcher (incl employee slaughtering)

618.20

6

Small goods maker Butcher's shop

618.20

5

Boner

578.30

4

Salesperson

567.00

4

Scalder and/or cooker

567.00

3

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

552.20

2

Order person

544.85

2

All others

544.85

1

New employee on 3 months probation

524.40

 

Division B - Drivers

 

 

Driver of motor vehicles

 

4

(a) not exceeding 1,270 kg capacity

567.00

4

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

567.00

4

(c) exceeding 3 tonnes capacity but under 5 tonnes

567.00

 

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

1.84

 

(e) not being a tractor drawing trailer (pd extra)

1.33

4

(f) Refrigerated van

567.00

 

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

 

6

General butcher

618.20

5

Boner

578.30

4

Slicer

567.00

2

Labourer assistant with boning and slicing activities

544.85

4

Sawyer

567.00

3

Trimmer

552.20

3

Employee using knives for cleaning or preparing meat immediately prior to

 

 

packing

552.20

2

Chiller - room hand

544.85

2

Strapping or wiring machine operator or vacuum machine operator

544.85

2

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

544.85

2

Employee operating wizard knives

544.85

2

All others

544.85

 

Division D - Clerks and Cashiers

 

3

Clerk and/or Cashier

552.20

 

Division E - Apprentices

 

 

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

 

 

Year of Apprenticeship

 

 

1st year - 50% of Level 6

309.10

 

2nd year - 65% of level 6

401.80

 

3rd year - 85% of Level 6

525.50

 

4th year - 95% of Level 6

587.30

 

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

Description

Amount

 

 

$

1

Meal Money

9.85

2

Leading Hand allowance

 

 

(a) 3 - 10 employees

9.81

 

(b) 10 or more employees

14.62

 

Division 'C' Employees

 

3

Temperature range

 

 

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

0.40

 

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

1:00

 

(c) Below - 20.5c

1.36

 

(Note: these rates are not cumulative)

 

 

All Other Employees

 

4

Temperature Range:

 

 

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

0.40

 

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

1.00

 

(c) Below - 20.5c

1.36

 

(Note: these rates are not cumulative)

 

5

Protective Clothing Allowance

3.95

 

3. This variation shall come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 3 February 2008.

 

 

 

D.W. RITCHIE, Commissioner

 

 

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Printed by the authority of the Industrial Registrar.

 

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