T6455, T6407 and T6447
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TASMANIAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
Industrial Relations Act 1984
Australian Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union
Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union
The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia
Award variation - wage rates - third $8.00 Safety Net Adjustment - work-related allowances - consent matters - applications granted - awards varied - operative date ffpp 27 August 1996
REASONS FOR DECISION
These applications were lodged for the purpose of varying the above awards to reflect the third $8 Safety Net Adjustment and, in the case of the Fuel Merchants Award, work-related allowances arising out of the State Wage Case decision (T Nos. 6284 and 6305 of 1996) handed down on 24 July 1996.
All the applications came before the Commission as consent matters. The awards sought to be varied, in all cases, reflected the first and second $8 per week Safety Net Adjustment and more than 12 months had elapsed between the second and third level Safety Net Adjustment.
The parties also agreed that the increases in the respective awards should be operative from the first full pay period to commence on or after 27 August 1996.
I am satisfied that all the registered employee organisations with an interest in the respective awards have given a commitment to review the awards in the context of:
(i) Consistent awards formatting;
(ii) Removal of discriminatory provisions;
(ii) Removal of obsolete or amendment of inaccurate award provisions;
(iv) Update Clause 6 - Parties and Persons Bound;
(v) Rewrite the award in plain English;
(vi) The appropriate use of flexibility provisions;
(vii) The inclusion of an appropriate enterprise flexibility clause.
The submissions presented by the parties, in respect of all applications, conform with the requirements of the Wage Fixing Principles and the public interest requirements of s.36 of the Act.
Therefore the awards will be varied in the manner sought by the parties, including the operative date, and I decide accordingly. The Orders giving effect to this decision are attached.
R J Watling
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