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Building and Construction Industry (State) Award
  
Date12/25/2009
Volume369
Part5
Page No.1035
DescriptionVSW - Variation following State Wage Case
Publication No.C7347
CategoryAward
Award Code 001  
Date Posted12/23/2009

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SERIAL C7347

 

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 1143 of 2009)

 

Before Commissioner Connor

9 December 2009

 

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)

772.50

125

Construction Worker Level 7 (CW7)

748.10

120

Construction Worker Level 6 (CW6)

725.90

115

Construction Worker Level 5 (CW5)

705.60

110

Construction Worker Level 4 (CW4)

683.40

105

Construction Worker Level 3 (CW3)

661.00

100

Construction Worker Level 2 (CW2)

641.10

96

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(d))

626.70

92.4

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(c))

614.30

90

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(b))

605.30

88

Construction Worker Level 1 (CW1(a))

591.90

85

 

Old Wage Group

New Wage

Hourly Rate

 

Group

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

Carpenter Diver

CW8

28.47

Foreperson (as defined)

CW8

24.99

Sub Foreperson

CW7

23.65

Carver

CW5

20.75

Special Class Tradesperson (Carpenter and/or

 

 

Joiner, Stonemason)

CW5

20.75

Special Class Tradesperson (Plasterer)

CW5

20.63

Special Class Tradesperson (Bricklayer)

CW5

20.55

Marker or Setter Out (Artificial Stoneworker,

 

 

Stonemason, Bridge and Wharf Carpenter,

CW4

20.15

Carpenter and/or Joiner, Marble and Slateworker)

 

 

Marker or Setter Out (Caster, Fixer, Floorlayer

 

 

Specialist, Plasterer )

CW4

20.03

Marker or Setter Out (Bricklayer, Tilelayer, Hard

 

 

Floor Coverer)

CW4

19.94

Marker or Setter Out (Roof Tiler, Slate Ridger or

 

 

Roof Fixer)

CW4

19.81

Marker or Setter Out (Painter)

CW4

19.61

Letter Cutter

CW4

20.15

Signwriter

CW4

19.61

Artificial Stoneworker, Carpenter and/or

 

 

Joiner, Bridge and Wharf Carpenter,

CW3

19.54

Marble and Slate Worker, Stonemason,

 

 

Caster, Fixer, Floorlayer Specialist, Plasterer

CW3

19.42

Bricklayer, Tilelayer

CW3

19.34

Roof Tiler, Slate Ridger, Roof Fixer

CW3

19.20

Painter

CW3

19.00

Shophand

CW3

18.83

Quarryworker

CW3

18.83

Labourer (1) - Rigger, Dogger

CW3

18.83

Machinist

CW3

18.83

Labourer (2) - Scaffolder (as defined), Powder

 

 

Monkey, Hoist or Winch Driver, Foundation

CW2

18.29

Shaftsworker (as defined), Steel Fixer including

 

 

Tack Welder, Concrete Finisher (as defined)

 

 

Labourer (3) - Trades labourer, Jack Hammerman,

CW1(d)

17.90

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

 

 

Plasterer’s Assistant

CW1(d)

17.90

Terrazzo Assistant

CW1(d)

17.90

Labourer (4) - Builders Labourer other than as

 

 

specified herein)

CW1(c)

17.56

 

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 2009. 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:

 

From 26 November 2009

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

271.00

41

25.10

17.10

313.20

2nd year

376.80

57

25.10

25.30

427.20

3rd year

509.00

77

25.10

32.50

566.60

4th year

581.70

88

25.10

38.70

645.50

 

(ii) Trainee Apprentice

 

From 26 November 2009

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

304.10

46

25.10

18.40

347.60

2nd year

416.40

63

25.10

27.80

469.30

3rd year

548.60

83

25.10

35.30

609.00

4th year

608.10

92

25.10

40.10

673.30

 

18.1.2.2 Civil Engineering Construction Carpenters:

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

323.90

49

25.10

20.00

369.00

2nd year

436.30

66

25.10

28.10

489.50

3rd year

555.20

84

25.10

35.30

615.60

4th year

641.20

97

25.10

41.40

707.70

 

18.1.2.3 Pilot Three Stage 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 three stage 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 stage II.

 

(i) Indentured Apprentices:

 

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

 

26 November 2009

 

Stage

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st six months

271.00

41

25.10

16.80

312.90

2nd six months

376.80

57

25.10

24.80

426.70

2nd year

475.90

72

25.10

31.90

532.90

3rd year

575.10

87

25.10

37.90

638.10

 

(ii) Trainee Apprentices:

 

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

 

26 November 2009

 

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

290.80

44

25.10

18.00

333.90

2nd six months

403.20

61

25.10

27.30

455.60

2nd year

509.00

77

25.10

34.60

568.70

3rd year

581.70

88

25.10

39.30

646.10

 

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

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

442.90

67

25.10

17.10

485.10

2nd year

442.90

67

25.10

25.30

493.30

3rd year

509.00

77

25.10

32.50

566.60

4th year

581.70

88

25.10

38.70

645.50

 

(ii) Trainee Apprentices:

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

442.90

67

25.10

18.40

486.40

2nd year

449.50

68

25.10

27.80

502.40

3rd year

555.20

84

25.10

35.30

615.60

4th year

614.70

93

25.10

40.10

679.90

 

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

 

From 26 November 2009

 

Year

Base Rate

Percentage

Industry

Special

Total Per

 

Per Week

relative to CW3

Allowance

Allowance

Week

 

 

Trade Rate

Per Week

Per Week

 

 

$

%

$

$

$

1st year

442.90

67

25.10

20.00

488.00

2nd year

468.30

71

25.10

28.10

522.50

3rd year

561.90

85

25.10

35.30

622.30

4th year

641.20

97

25.10

41.40

707.70

 

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

16.10

0.44

(ii)

In charge of 2 and not more than 5 persons

35.40

0.96

(iii)

In charge of 6 and not more than 10 persons

45.10

1.22

(iv)

In charge of more than 10 persons

60.20

1.63

 

6. Delete the amount "78 cents" appearing in subclause 18.5 Carpenter - Diver allowance, of the said clause 18, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

80 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)

89.10

Sub-Foreperson

64.10

 

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

1.75

Refractory Bricklayer’s Assistant

1.50

 

 

9. Delete the amount of "$24.40" appearing in subclause 24.1, Industry Allowance, of clause 24, Allowances, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

 

$25.10

 

10. Delete the amounts of "$11.96" and "$2.38" appearing in subclause 24.2, Underground Allowance, of the said clause 24, and insert in lieu thereof the following amounts "$12.29" and "$2.45" 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

26.20

carpenter, letter cutter, marble and slate worker, stonemason

 

Caster, fixer, floorlayer specialist, plasterer

21.60

Bricklayer, Tilelayer, Hard Floor Coverer

18.60

Rooftiler, Ridger or Roof Fixer

13.70

Signwriter, Painter

6.30

 

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

0.46

From sixteenth floor level to thirtieth floor level

0.54

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

0.84

From forty-sixth floor level to sixtieth floor level

1.09

From sixty-first floor level onwards

1.36

 

13. By deleting the table appearing in subclause 25.5 Swing Scaffold, of clause 25 Special Rates, and inserting:

 

Height of Bracing

First Four Hours

Each additional

 

 

 

Hour

 

 

$

$

 

0 - 15 storeys

4.10

0.84

 

16 - 30 storeys

5.29

1.10

 

31 - 45 storeys

6.26

1.27

 

46 - 60 storeys

10.25

2.12

 

greater than 60 storeys

13.08

2.70

 

 

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

0.57

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

1.04

Where the blocks weigh over 18 kg

1.44

 

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

0.71p/h

2

25.2

Hot Work

 

 

 

Between 46 and 54

0.57 p/h

 

 

Beyond 54

0.71 p/h

3

25.3

Cold Work

0.57 p/h

4

25.4

Confined Space

0.71 p/h

5

25.6

Explosive Powered tools

1.35 p/d

6

25.7

Wet Work

0.57 p/h

7

25.8

Dirty Work

0.57 p/h

8

25.9

Towers Allowance

 

 

 

Work above 15 metres

0.57 p/h

 

 

Each further 15 metres

0.57 p/h

9

25.10

Toxic Substances

 

 

 

Using toxic substances

0.71 p/h

 

 

In close proximity

0.57 p/h

10

25.12

Materials containing asbestos

0.71 p/h

11

25.13

Furnace Work

1.50 p/h

12

25.14

Acid Work

1.50 p/h

13

25.16

Cleaning down brickwork

0.51 p/h

14

25.17

Bagging

0.51 p/h

15

25.18

Bitumen Work

0.71 p/h

16

25.19

Plaster or composition spray

0.57 p/h

17

25.20

Slushing

0.57 p/h

18

25.21

Dry polishing of tiles

0.71 p/h

19

25.22

Cutting tiles

0.71 p/h

20

25.23

Second hand timber

2.23 p/d

21

25.24

Roof repairs -Employees other than slaters and roof tilers

0.71 p/h

22

25.24(i)

Roof Repairs - Slaters and roof tilers

 

 

 

Height over 15 metres

0.51 p/h

 

25.24(ii)

35 pitch

0.71 p/h

 

 

40 pitch

1.04 p/h

23

25.25

Computing quantities

4.10 p/d

24

25.26

Height work - painting tradespersons

0.51 p/h

25

25.27

Height work - bridge and wharf carpenters

 

 

 

8 metres from ground, deck, etc.

0.57 p/h

 

 

Each additional 3 metres

0.10 p/h

26

25.28

Grindstone Allowance

6.04 p/w

27

25.31

Certificate Allowance

0.57 p/h

28

25.32

Spray Application - painters

0.57 p/h

29

25.33

Cutting bricks

0.71 p/h

30

25.34(a)

District Allowances

 

 

 

Districts west and north

0.83 p/d

 

 

Western Division

1.37 p/d

31

25.34(b)

District Allowances

 

 

 

NSW border to Dalgety

1.37 p/d

32

25.34(c)

District Allowances

 

 

 

Road and bridge construction and repair

0.44 p/d

33

25.35

Pneumatic tools - stonemason

3.09 p/d

34

25.36

Asbestos Eradication

1.90 p/h

35

25.37

Laser safety officer

2.34p/d

36

25.38

Illawarra road and general construction

0.57 p/h

37

25.39

Suspended Perimeter Work Platform

0.86 p/h

38

25.40

Labourers on refractory brickwork

4.24 per

 

 

 

call back

39

25.41

First Aid Allowances

 

 

 

Minimum qualification

2.42 p/d

 

 

Higher qualification

3.80 p/d

 

16. This variation shall take effect from the beginning of the first full pay period to commence on or after 9 December 2009.

 

 

 

 

P. J. CONNOR, Commissioner

 

 

____________________

 

 

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