TASMANIAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
Industrial Relations Act 1984
s23 application for award or variation of award
Minister administering the State Service Act 2000
(T13841 of 2011)
COMMISSIONER J P MCALPINE
HOBART, 1 NOVEMBER 2011
Award variation – Contract of Employment Clause - insert into Parental Leave Clause a new sub-clause ‘Keeping in touch day’ - consent order issued - operative date 31/10/11
REASONS FOR DECISION
 On 3 October 2011, an application was lodged by the Minister administering the State Service Act 2000, (MASSA), pursuant to s.23 of the Industrial Relations Act 1984, to vary the Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award
 The application sought to vary the Contract of Employment Clause by deleting and replacing subclause (c) Notice of Termination by Employee and Employer and to insert into the Parental Leave Clause a new subclause titled ‘Keeping in touch day’ in order to reflect the National Employment Standard.
 A hearing was conducted in Hobart on Monday, 31 October 2011. At the hearing Mr T Kleyn appeared for MASSA. Mr J Eddington appeared for the Health Services Union of Australia, Tasmania No 1 Branch (HSUA). Mr T Kleyn outlined the reasons for the variation and Mr J Eddington consented to the application.
 I am satisfied that the variations are consistent with the public interest requirements of the Act.
 The order reflecting this decision, with an operative date from 31 October 2011, will follow.
J P McAlpine
Ms T Kleyn for the MASSA
Mr J Eddington for the HSUA
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