Wednesday 20 December 2017
With the continuing roll out of NSWA’s super stations, the flaws are all coming to light. From not having sufficient heating and cooling, to the stations not being able to accommodate the current workforce, let alone the workforce that is required or will grow to in the next few years.
NSWA’s solution has been to ask some staff, mainly ECPs, to work from stations that do not have an establishment.
The Award allows for NSWA (with appropriate notice) to direct staff to work from a station that they are not appointed to. However, the Award also requires that NSWA be responsible for any additional travel time and expense incurred by staff as outlined in clause 14 (a):
An employee who is directed to report for duty at a station other than that to which he or she is appointed shall travel to and from such station in the Service’s time and the employee’s fares and incidental expenses shall be paid by the Service, unless otherwise agreed between the Service and the employee.
If such travel is undertaken outside rostered hours, the employee shall be reimbursed at ordinary rates for the time spent travelling in excess of the normal time taken to travel between his or her home and the station to which he or she is appointed.
Members should ensure they make appropriate travel claims which APA (NSW) expects will be processed and paid in a timely manner. Should members experience any difficulties, please contact your local delegate or the APA (NSW) office.
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