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Re: variation of the Stadiums Queensland Employees Award – State 2016

 

[2020] QIRC 147

QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

CITATION:

Re: variation of the Stadiums Queensland Employees Award – State 2016

[2020] QIRC 147

PARTIES: 

State of Queensland (Office of Industrial Relations)

(Applicant)

v

Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees

(First Respondent)

&

The Australian Workers' Union of Employees, Queensland

(Second Respondent)

&

United Voice, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland

(Third Respondent)

&

The Electrical Trades Union of Employees Queensland

(Fourth Respondent)

CASE NO:

MA/2020/12

PROCEEDING:

Application

DELIVERED ON:

2 September 2020

HEARING DATE:

On the Papers

MEMBER:

Knight IC

HEARD AT:

Brisbane

ORDER:

  1. Application granted. Full Orders at end 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 Stadiums Queensland Employees Award – State 2016 ("the Award"). The Australian Workers' Union of Employees, Queensland, has raised no objections to the proposed variation, whereas the remaining union parties have consented.
  1. [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]
    Clauses 12.3.2 of the Award applies a requirement for a part-time employee in the childcare stream to work 1000 hours prior to moving to the next increment within a classification level.
  1. [4]
    The Award covers no part-time employees (as at August 2020) 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 Stadiums Queensland Employees Award – State 2016 is varied as follows:

1. By deleting clause 12.3.2(b)(iii).

 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 Stadiums Queensland Employees Award – State 2016

  • Shortened Case Name:

    Re: variation of the Stadiums Queensland Employees Award – State 2016

  • MNC:

    [2020] QIRC 147

  • Court:

    QIRC

  • Judge(s):

    Member Knight IC

  • Date:

    02 Sep 2020

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