Q1. If option 1 is introduced what will be the new ordinary hours of work?

Full-time employees currently working 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)

  • Current standard ordinary hours of work
    • 8’09 hours per day; with
      • 6:30 – 15:20 span of hours (41-minute lunch); or
      • 7:10 – 16:00 span of hours (41-minute lunch)
  • Proposed standard ordinary hours of work
    • 8’26 hours per day (increase current working day by 17-minutes); with
      • 6:30 – 15:40 span of hours (44-minute lunch); or
      • 6:30 – 15:26 span of hours (30-minute lunch)
      • 7:10 – 16:20 span of hours (44-minute lunch); or
      • 7:10 – 16:06 span of hours (30-minute lunch)

 

Full-time employees currently working 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)

  • Current standard ordinary hours of work
    • 7’30 hours per day; with
      • 8:30 – 17:00 span of hours (60-minute lunch)
  • Proposed standard ordinary hours of work
  • 7’46 hours per day (increase current working day by 16-minutes); with
    • 8:30 – 17:16 span of hours (60-minute lunch); or
    • 8:30 – 17:00 span of hours (44-minute lunch)


Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)

  • Proposed ordinary hours of work
    • No change in hours per day; with
      • No change in span of hours


Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)

  • Proposed ordinary hours of work
    • No change in hours per day; with
      • No change in span of hours

Q2. If option 1 is introduced what will be the impact on rates of pay

Full-time employees currently working 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)
• No change in hourly rate
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Full-time employees currently working 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)
• No change in hourly rate
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)
• No change in hourly rate
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)
• No change in hourly rate
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

 

Q3. If option 2 is introduced what will be the new ordinary hours of work?

Full-time employees currently working 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)

  • Current standard ordinary hours of work
    • 8’09 hours per day; with
      • 6:30 – 15:20 span of hours (41-minute lunch); or
      • 7:10 – 16:00 span of hours (41-minute lunch)
  • Proposed standard ordinary hours of work
    • 7’30 hours per day (decrease current working day by 39-minute per day); with
      • 6:30 – 15:00 span of hours (60-minute lunch); or
      • 7:00 – 15:30 span of hours (60-minute lunch)

Full-time employees currently working 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)

  • Proposed standard ordinary hours of work
  • No change in hours per day; with
  • No change in span of hours


Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)

  • Proposed ordinary hours of work
    • No change in hours per day; with
      • No change in span of hours


Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)

  • Proposed ordinary hours of work
    • No change in hours per day; with
      • No change in span of hours

Q4. If option 2 is introduced what will be the impact on rates of pay

Full-time employees currently working 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)
• Increase in hourly rate 
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Full-time employees currently working 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)
• No change in hourly rate 
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)
• Increase in hourly rate 
• Increase in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)
• No change in hourly rate 
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Q5. If option 3 is introduced what will be the new ordinary hours of work?

Full-time employees currently working 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)

  • Current standard ordinary hours of work
    • 8’09 hours per day; with
      • 6:30 – 15:20 span of hours (41-minute lunch); or
      • 7:10 – 16:00 span of hours (41-minute lunch)
  • Proposed standard ordinary hours of work
    • 7’46 hours per day (decrease current working day by 23-minutes); with

      • 6:30 – 15:16 span of hours (60-minute lunch);

      • 6:30 – 15:00 span of hours (44-minute lunch)

      • 7:00 – 15:46 span of hours (60-minute lunch); or

      • 7:00 – 15:30 span of hours (44-minute lunch)

Full-time employees currently working 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)

  • Current standard ordinary hours of work
    • 7’30 hours per day; with
      • 8:30 – 17:00 span of hours (60-minute lunch)
  • Proposed standard ordinary hours of work
  • 7’46 hours per day (increase current working day by 16-minutes); with
    • 8:30 – 17:16 span of hours (60-minute lunch); or
    • 8:30 – 17:00 span of hours (44-minute lunch)


Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)

  • Proposed ordinary hours of work
    • No change in hours per day; with
      • No change in span of hours


Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)

  • Proposed ordinary hours of work
    • No change in hours per day; with
      • No change in span of hours

Q6. If option 3 is introduced what will be the impact on rates of pay

Full-time employees currently working 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)
• Increase in hourly rate 
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Full-time employees currently working 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)
• No change in hourly rate 
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 38hpw (clause 18A(i) of the Award)
• Increase in hourly rate 
• Increase in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Part-time employees whose hours are currently pro-rata of 35hpw (clause 18A(ii) of the Award)
• No change in hourly rate 
• No change in ordinary weekly rate or annual rate

Q7. For any of the options, what productivity targets (KPIs) and changes are being considered by Council as part of implementation?

These will be finalised during the consultation period and may include:

  • Reduction in Sick Leave absences
  • No increase in Annual Leave accruals
  • No increase in the cost of overtime unrelated to normal wage increases
  • Increase in response rate to CSRs and WRs
  • Increase in completion rate of work programs
  • Increase in community approval rating of Council services
  • Local targets for individual work units
  • Change in local work practices to improve productivity
  • Change to fortnightly payday
  • Stronger compliance with the RDO policy and requirements including the taking of RDOs as per the policy

Q8. How long will I have to provide any feedback?

The consultation period will be from Monday 19 February 2018 to Friday 16 March 2018.

Feedback can be provided by:

  • Completing an online survey; or
  • Completing a hardcopy survey and sending to Scott Buchanan in Human Resources

You may also wish to provide feedback via the Staff Consultative Committee who are comprised of:

  • Rodney Bles (chair and DEPA representative)
  • Sally Thompson (LGEA representative)
  • Yvonne Kingdom (USU representative)
  • Mark Heslehurst (USU representative)
  • Cheryl Rickard (USU representative)
  • Margaret Haine (general employee representative)
  • Anne Nadarajah (general employee representative)

Q9. Who do I contact if I have any questions about the proposal?

Please contact Scott Buchanan, Program Leader HR Services

Q10. When will a final decision be made?

A final report with recommendations will be presented for ELT on 21 March 2018.