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T3243

 

TASMANIAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION

Industrial Relations Act 1984
s.23 application for award or variation of award

The Federated Miscellaneous Workers Union of Australia,
Tasmania

(T.3243 of 1991)

LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING AWARD

 

COMMISSIONER R.K. GOZZI

HOBART, 2 September 1991

State Wage Case August 1991 - 2.5% increase - granted

REASONS FOR DECISION

In this matter The Federated Miscellaneous Workers Union of Australia, Tasmanian Branch, sought the variation of the Laundry and Dry Cleaning award to reflect the 2.5 per cent increase in wage rates and work-related allowances in accordance with the requirements of the 13 August 1991 State Wage Case decision15.

In that regard the parties satisfied the Commission that all of the prerequisites as set out in the Structural Efficiency Principle (SEP) had been met; including clauses relating to consultative mechanisms and the ability of the employer to direct an employee to carry out such duties as are within the limits of the employee's skills, competence and training. With regard to those particular issues draft clauses were submitted and were approved by the Commission. All other matters contemplated in the SEP were initiated and/or implemented in the award as a consequence of second instalment structural efficiency proceedings in matters T.3059 and T.2550 of 1991.

Decisions in those matters were issued on 14 May 1991 and 30 August 1991.

In the circumstances the award will be varied in the manner requested operative from the first pay period to commence on or after 28 August 1991. The parties are to prepare the appropriate draft order. Order and Correction Order

 

R.K. Gozzi
COMMISSIONER

Appearances:
Mr K. O'Brien for The Federated Miscellaneous Workers Union of Australia, Tasmanian Branch.
Mrs H. Dowd for the Federated Clerks Union of Australia, Tasmanian Branch.
Mr M. Sertori for the Tasmanian Confederation of Industries.

Date and Place of Hearing:
1991:
Hobart
August 28