TASMANIAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
Industrial Relations Act 1984
s23 application for award or variation of award
The Minister administering the State Service Act 2000
(T13831 of 2011)
PRESIDENT TIM ABEY
HOBART, 27 November 2012
Award variation – consent matter – consolidation – ffpp on or after 23/11/12
 On 13 September 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 Nurses (Tasmanian Public Sector) Award 2005.
 Mr Baker explained that this application was part of the ongoing process of reviewing and updating the award so as to reflect contemporary arrangements. Clauses affected by this application are as follows:
Part I – APPLICATION AND OPERATION OF THE AWARD
Clause 1 – Title
Clause 3 – Scope
Clause 4 – Date of Operation
Clause 5 – Award Interest
Clause 6 – Supersession
Clause 7 – Definitions
Part II – EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AND ASSOCIATED MATTERS
Clause 1 – Employment Categories
Clause 2 – Contract of Employment
Clause 3 – Abandonment of Employment
Part III – SALARIES AND RELATED MATTERS
Clause 1-2 deleted
New Clause 1 – Calculation for the Payment Of Salary
New Clause 2 – Payment of Salary
Part IV – ALLOWANCES
Clause 3 –more responsibility duties
Clause 4 – Higher Duties
Clause 5 – Uniforms and Uniform Allowance
Clause13 – Professional Development
Clause 17 – Sabbatical Development Programme for Nurse Classification Grades 8 & 9
Part V – HOURS OF DUTY
Clause 2 – Shift Work
 Mr Baker noted that the only outstanding clauses related to ‘Hours of Work and Shift Work’. It was anticipated that a further application in relation to these clauses would be lodged in the near future.
 Mr Eddington of Health Services Union of Australia, Tasmania No. 1 Branch (HSU1) and Ms Grosser of Australian Nursing Federation, Tasmanian Branch (ANF) consented to the application.
 I am satisfied that the application is consistent with the public interest requirements of the Act.
 The application is granted operative from the beginning of the first pay period to commence on or after 23 November 2012.
 The order reflecting this decision follows.
Mr P Baker for MASSA
Ms L Grosser for ANF
Mr J Eddington for HSU1
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