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Re: variation of the Ambulance Service Employees Award – State 2016

 

[2020] QIRC 137

QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

CITATION:

Re: variation of the Ambulance Service Employees Award – State 2016 [2020] QIRC 137

PARTIES: 

State of Queensland (Office of Industrial Relations)

(Applicant)

v

United Voice, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland

(Respondent)

CASE NO:

MA/2020/2

PROCEEDING:

Application

DELIVERED ON:

2 September 2020

HEARING DATE:

On the Papers

MEMBER:

HEARD AT:

Knight IC

Brisbane

ORDER:

  1. Application granted. Full Orders as per final page of decision.

CATCHWORDS:

INDUSTRIAL LAW – VARIATION OF A MODERN AWARD – application to vary a modern award.

LEGISLATION:

Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld) s 147

Reasons for Decision

  1. [1]
    The State of Queensland (Office of Industrial Relations) has filed an application pursuant to s 147 of the Industrial Relations Act 2016 ("the Act") to vary the Ambulance Service Employees Award – State 2016 ("the Award"). The application is made with the consent of United Voice, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland.
  2. [2]
    The proposed variation is purposed to remove hours-based barriers to increment progression in relation to part-time employees to whom the Award applies.
  1. [3]
    In sch 1, s 1(d) of the Award, there is a requirement for part-time employees across all classifications (except paramedic students who progress upon completion of specified training) to work 1428 hours for each 12 months' service or 741 hours for each 6 months' service, whichever is greater, prior to moving to the next increment within a classification level.
  1. [4]
    The Award covers approximately 464 part-time employees (as at June 2019) who are subject to the provision applying an hours-based barrier to increment progression.
  1. [5]
    In her affidavit of 12 August 2020, Ms Tara Armstrong, Director of Industrial Relations (Public Sector), deposes that female employees are disproportionately engaged on a part-time basis across the public service generally. This, she says, is a factor contributing to the gender pay gap – something the proposed variation is intended and projected to ameliorate.
  1. [6]
    I grant the application and make the necessary orders to vary the Award.

Orders

Pursuant to s 147 of the Act, the Ambulance Service Employees Award – State 2016 is varied as follows:

1. By deleting sub-clause (d) in Schedule 1, Section 1 and inserting the following in lieu thereof:

 (d)  The progression tables set out below outline the minimum timeframes for progression. These minimum timeframes are for full-time and part-time employees. Casual employees are required to meet an equivalent minimum period of service being 1428 hours for each 12 months' service or 741 hours for each 6 months' service, whichever is greater.              

 2. The variation of the Award will operate on and from 2 September 2020.

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    Re: variation of the Ambulance Service Employees Award – State 2016

  • Shortened Case Name:

    Re: variation of the Ambulance Service Employees Award – State 2016

  • MNC:

    [2020] QIRC 137

  • Court:

    QIRC

  • Judge(s):

    Member Knight IC

  • Date:

    02 Sep 2020

Appeal Status

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