APA (NSW) Member Update
You may recall a dispute which arose early this year as a result of implementation of Stafflink and NSWA indicating they intended to cease pay averaging for part-time employees. APA (NSW) disputed this in the IRC and it was determined that the ‘status quo’ will remain until further consultation occurs and NSWA puts forward their final position with respect to the issue. That is, part-timers that were pay averaged prior to the commencement of Stafflink will continue to be pay averaged until dispute is resolved.
We were back in the IRC today with respect to this dispute where the NSWA indicated that their position was that they do not believe pay averaging to be an entitlement afforded to part-time employees and that they are not going to enter into any new pay averaging arrangements. APA (NSW) put forward that pay averaging for part-timers has been a long established practise and that it is our view that it should be available to all part-time employees. That is, all part-timers should be given the option as to whether or not they wish to be pay averaged.
As the parties could not come to a resolution with respect to this dispute, this matter will now progress to arbitration. The exact dates for arbitration will be set by the IRC early next year.
We encourage any current part-time employees or employees looking to work part-time (this includes jobshare, reduced hours post maternity leave etc) affected by this dispute to send your concerns via email to our Senior Industrial Officer, Ms Harini Kasturiarachchi.
We will keep you posted as the matter unfolds.
APA (NSW) Executive
Your Choice, Your Voice
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