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Building and Construction Industry (State) Award
  
Date10/31/2008
Volume366
Part4
Page No.840
DescriptionVSW - Variation following State Wage Case
Publication No.C6727
CategoryAward
Award Code 001  
Date Posted10/30/2008

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SERIAL C6727

 

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 1105 of 2008)

 

Before Commissioner Cambridge

3 September 2008

 

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)

751.50

125

Construction Worker Level 7 (CW7)

727.70

120

Construction Worker Level 6 (CW6)

706.10

115

Construction Worker Level 5 (CW5)

686.40

110

Construction Worker Level 4 (CW4)

664.80

105

Construction Worker Level 3 (CW3)

643.00

100

Construction Worker Level 2 (CW2)

623.60

96

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(d))

609.60

92.4

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(c))

597.60

90

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(b))

588.80

88

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(a))

575.80

85

 

Old Wage Group

New Wage Group

Hourly Rate

 

$

$

Carpenter Diver

CW8

27.67

Foreperson (as defined)

CW8

24.29

Sub Foreperson

CW7

22.99

Carver

CW5

20.17

Special Class Tradesperson (Carpenter and/or Joiner, Stonemason)

CW5

20.17

Special Class Tradesperson (Plasterer)

CW5

20.06

Special Class Tradesperson (Bricklayer)

CW5

19.98

Marker or Setter Out (Artificial Stoneworker, Stonemason, Bridge

CW4

19.59

and Wharf Carpenter, Carpenter and/or Joiner, Marble and

 

 

Slateworker)

 

 

Marker or Setter Out (Caster, Fixer, Floorlayer Specialist, Plasterer)

CW4

19.47

Marker or Setter Out (Bricklayer, Tilelayer, Hard Floor Coverer)

CW4

19.39

Marker or Setter Out (Roof Tiler, Slate Ridger or Roof Fixer)

CW4

19.27

Marker or Setter Out (Painter)

CW4

19.08

Letter Cutter

CW4

19.59

Signwriter

CW4

19.08

Artificial Stoneworker, Carpenter and/or Joiner, Bridge and Wharf

CW3

18.99

Carpenter, Marble and Slate Worker, Stonemason

 

 

Caster, Fixer, Floorlayer Specialist, Plasterer

CW3

18.88

Bricklayer, Tilelayer

CW3

18.80

Roof Tiler, Slate Ridger, Roof Fixer

CW3

18.67

Painter

CW3

18.48

Shophand

CW3

18.32

Quarryworker

CW3

18.32

Labourer (1) - Rigger, Dogger

CW3

18.32

Machinist

CW3

18.32

Labourer (2) - Scaffolder (as defined), Powder Monkey, Hoist or

CW2

17.80

Winch Driver, Foundation Shaftsworker (as defined), Steel Fixer

 

 

including Tack Welder, Concrete Finisher (as defined)

 

 

Labourer (3) - Trades labourer, Jack Hammerman, Mixer Driver

CW1(d)

17.42

(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

 

 

Plasterer’s Assistant

CW1(d)

17.42

Terrazzo Assistant

CW1(d)

17.42

Labourer (4) - Builders Labourer other than as specified herein)

CW1(c)

17.09

 

2. Delete paragraph (f) of subclause 18.1 of the said 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 2008. 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 subparagraphs 18.1.2.1, 18.1.2.2 and 18.1.2.3 of paragraph 18.1.2 Wage Rates - Apprentices, of the said 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

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Per Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

263.60

41

24.40

17.10

305.10

2nd year

366.50

57

24.40

25.30

416.20

3rd year

469.40

73

24.40

32.50

526.30

4th year

540.10

84

24.40

38.70

603.20

 

From 1 November 2008

 

 

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Per Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

263.60

41

24.40

17.10

305.10

2nd year

366.50

57

24.40

25.30

416.20

 

3rd year

495.10

77

24.40

32.50

552.00

4th year

565.80

88

24.40

38.70

628.90

 

(ii) Traineeship Apprentice

 

 

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Per Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

295.80

46

24.40

18.40

338.60

2nd year

405.10

63

24.40

27.80

457.30

3rd year

508.00

79

24.40

35.30

567.70

4th year

565.80

88

24.40

40.10

630.30

 

From 1 November 2008

 

 

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Per Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

295.80

46

24.40

18.40

338.60

2nd year

405.10

63

24.40

27.80

457.30

3rd year

553.70

83

24.40

35.30

593.40

4th year

591.60

92

24.40

40.10

656.10

 

18.1.2.2 Civil Engineering Construction Carpenters:

 

 

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per Week

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

 

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

315.10

49

24.40

20.00

359.50

2nd year

424.40

66

24.40

28.10

476.90

3rd year

514.40

80

24.40

35.30

547.10

4th year

598.00

93

24.40

41.40

663.80

 

From 1 November 2008

 

 

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Per Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

315.10

49

24.40

20.00

359.50

2nd year

424.40

66

24.40

28.10

476.90

3rd year

540.10

84

24.40

35.30

599.80

4th year

623.70

97

24.40

41.40

689.50

 

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:

 

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

28 weeks - 1 day per week

 

 

Stage 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:

 

Stage

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Per Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st six months

263.60

41

24.40

16.80

304.80

2nd six months

366.50

57

24.40

24.80

415.70

2nd year

463.00

72

24.40

31.90

519.30

3rd year

533.70

83

24.40

37.90

596.00

 

From 1 November 2008

 

Stage

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Per Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st six months

263.60

41

24.40

16.80

304.80

2nd six months

366.50

57

24.40

24.80

415.70

2nd year

463.00

72

24.40

31.90

519.30

3rd year

559.40

87

24.40

37.90

621.70

 

(ii) Trainee Apprentices:

 

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

 

Stage

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Per Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st six months

282.90

44

24.40

18.00

325.30

2nd six months

392.20

61

24.40

27.30

443.90

2ndyear

495.10

77

24.40

34.60

554.10

3rd year

540.10

84

24.40

39.30

603.80

 

From 1 November 2008

 

Stage

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Per Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st six months

282.90

44

24.40

18.00

325.30

2nd six months

392.20

61

24.40

27.30

443.90

 

2nd year

495.10

77

24.40

34.60

554.10

3rd year

565.80

88

24.40

39.30

629.50

 

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:

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per Week

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

 

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st year

405.10

63

24.40

17.10

446.60

2nd year

405.10

63

24.40

25.30

454.80

3rd year

469.40

73

24.40

32.50

526.30

4th year

540.10

84

24.40

38.70

603.20

 

From 1 November 2008

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per Week

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

 

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st year

430.80

67

24.40

17.10

472.30

2nd year

430.80

67

24.40

25.30

480.50

3rd year

495.10

77

24.40

32.50

552.00

4th year

565.80

88

24.40

38.70

628.90

 

(ii) Trainee Apprentices:

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per Week

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

 

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st year

405.10

63

24.40

18.40

447.90

2nd year

411.50

64

24.40

27.80

463.70

3rd year

514.40

80

24.40

35.30

574.10

4th year

565.80

88

24.40

40.10

630.30

 

From 1 November 2008

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per Week

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

 

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st year

430.80

67

24.40

18.40

473.60

2nd year

437.20

68

24.40

27.80

489.40

3rd year

540.10

84

24.40

35.30

599.80

4th year

598.00

93

24.40

40.10

662.50

 

18.1.3..2 Civil Engineering Construction Carpenters - for adult apprentices the minimum rates shall be as follows:

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per Week

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

 

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st year

405.10

63

24.40

20.00

449.50

2nd year

430.80

67

24.40

28.10

483.30

3rd year

520.80

81

24.40

35.30

580.50

4th year

598.00

93

24.40

41.40

663.80

 

From 1 November 2008

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per Week

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

 

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

 

%

$

$

$

1st year

430.80

67

24.40

20.00

475.20

2nd year

456.50

71

24.40

28.10

509.00

3rd year

546.60

85

24.40

35.30

606.30

4th year

623.70

97

24.40

41.40

689.50

 

5. Delete the table appearing in subclause 18.4 Leading hands, of the said 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

15.70

0.43

(ii)

In charge of 2 and not more than5 persons

34.40

0.93

(iii)

In charge of 6 and not more than10 persons

43.90

1.19

(iv)

In charge of more than 10 persons

58.60

1.59

 

6. Delete the amount "75 cents" appearing in subclause 18.5 Carpenter - Diver allowance, of the said clause 18, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

78 cents

 

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

 

Classification

Per Week

 

$

Foreperson (as defined)

86.70

Sub-Foreperson

62.40

 

8. Delete the table in paragraph 18.8.2 Refractory bricklaying allowance, of the said clause 18, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Classification

Per hour

 

$

Refractory Bricklayer

1.70

Refractory Bricklayer’s Assistant

1.46

 

9. Delete the amount of "$23.50" appearing in subclause 24.1, Industry Allowance, of clause 24, Allowances, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

$24.40

 

10. Delete the amounts of "$11.50" and "$2.29" appearing in subclause 24.2, Underground Allowance, of the said clause 24, and insert in lieu thereof the following amounts "$11.96" and "$2.38" respectively.

 

11. Delete paragraph (a) of subclause 24.3 Tool Allowance, of clause 24 Allowance, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

24.3 Tool Allowance

 

(a) A tool allowance shall be paid for all purposes of the Award to tradesperson and apprentices (including school based apprentice) in their respective trades in accordance with the following Table. The provision of tools under the Federal Government "tools for your trade scheme" shall not constitute the provision of all tools by the employer for the purpose of this clause.

 

Trade

Tool Allowance

 

$

Artificial stoneworker, carpenter and/or joiner, carpenter-diver, carver, bridge

 

and wharf carpenter, letter cutter, marble and slate worker, stonemason

24.70

Caster, fixer, floorlayer specialist, plasterer

20.40

Bricklayer, Tilelayer, Hard Floor Coverer

17.50

Rooftiler, slater, ridger or roof fixer

12.90

Signwriter, painter

5.90

 

12. Delete the table appearing in paragraph 24.5.3 of subclause 24.5 Multi-story allowance, of the said clause 24, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

Floor Levels

Amount per hour extra

 

$

From commencement of building to fifteenth floor level

0.45

From sixteenth floor level to thirtieth floor level

0.53

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

0.82

From forty-sixth floor level to sixtieth floor level

1.06

From sixty-first floor level onwards

1.32

 

13. Delete the table appearing 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

3.99

0.82

16 - 30 storeys

5.15

1.07

31 - 45 storeys

6.09

1.24

46 - 60 storeys

9.97

2.06

greater than 60 storeys

12.72

2.63

solid plasterers when working off a swing scaffold

0.11 per hour

 

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

 

 

Amount per hour

 

$

Where the blocks weigh over 5.5 kg and under 9 kg

0.55 p/h

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

1.01 p/h

Where the blocks weigh over 18 kg

1.40 p/h

 

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

 

Item No.

Clause No.

Description

Amount

 

 

 

$

1

25.1

Insulation Work

0.69 p/h

2

25.2

Hot Work

 

 

 

Between 46 and 54

0.55 p/h

 

 

Beyond 54

0.69 p/h

3

25.3

Cold Work

0.55 p/h

4

25.4

Confined Space

0.69 p/h

5

25.6

Explosive Powered tools

1.31 p/d

6

25.7

Wet Work

0.55 p/h

7

25.8

Dirty Work

0.55 p/h

8

25.9

Towers Allowance

 

 

 

Work above 15 metres

0.55 p/h

 

 

Each further 15 metres

0.55 p/h

9

25.10

Toxic Substances

 

 

 

Using toxic substances

0.69 p/h

 

 

In close proximity

0.55 p/h

10

25.12

Materials containing asbestos

0.69 p/h

11

25.13

Furnace Work

1.46 p/h

12

25.14

Acid Work

1.46 p/h

13

25.16

Cleaning down brickwork

0.50 p/h

14

25.17

Bagging

0.50 p/h

15

25.18

Bitumen Work

0.69 p/h

16

25.19

Plaster or composition spray

0.55 p/h

17

25.20

Slushing

0.55 p/h

18

25.21

Dry polishing of tiles

0.69 p/h

19

25.22

Cutting tiles

0.69 p/h

20

25.23

Second hand timber

2.17 p/d

21

25.24

Roof repairs -Employees other than slaters and roof tilers

0.69 p/h

22

25.24(i)

Roof Repairs - Slaters and roof tilers

 

 

 

Height over 15 metres

0.50 p/h

 

25.24(ii)

35 pitch

0.69 p/h

 

 

40 pitch

1.01 p/h

23

25.25

Computing quantities

3.99 p/d

24

25.26

Height work - painting tradespersons

0.50 p/h

25

25.27

Height work - bridge and wharf carpenters

 

 

 

8 metres from ground, deck, etc.

0.55 p/h

 

 

Each additional 3 metres

0.10 p/h

26

25.28

Grindstone Allowance

5.88 p/w

27

25.31

Certificate Allowance

0.55 p/h

28

25.32

Spray Application - painters

0.55 p/h

29

25.33

Cutting bricks

0.69 p/h

30

25.34(a)

District Allowances

 

 

 

Districts west and north

0.81 p/d

 

 

Western Division

1.33 p/d

31

25.34(b)

District Allowances

 

 

 

NSW border to Dalgety

1.33 p/d

32

25.34(c)

District Allowances

 

 

 

Road and bridge construction and repair

0.43 p/d

33

25.35

Pneumatic tools - stonemason

3.01 p/d

34

25.36

Asbestos Eradication

1.85 p/h

35

25.37

Laser safety officer

2.28 p/d

36

25.38

Illawarra road and general construction

0.55 p/h

 

37

25.39

Suspended Perimeter Work Platform

0.84 p/h

38

25.40

Labourers on refractory brickwork

4.12 per call back

39

25.41

First Aid Allowances

 

 

 

Minimum qualification

2.35 p/d

 

 

Higher qualification

3.70 p/d

 

16. This variation shall take effect from the beginning of the first pay period to commence on or after 5th August 2008.

 

 

 

I. W. CAMBRIDGE, Commissioner

 

 

____________________

 

 

Printed by the authority of the Industrial Registrar.

 

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