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Posted 16 Mar '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Part-Time Pay Averaging – IRC Proceedings

APA (NSW) Member Update

Part-Time Pay Averaging – IRC Proceedings

Friday 17 March 2017

Dear Member,

As you are aware, APA (NSW) took the NSWA to the IRC as they were going to remove pay averaging for part-time employees.

We are pleased to inform you that the NSWA has agreed to continue pay averaging for part-timers due to the strong evidence put forward by APA (NSW) in these proceedings.

This is great news! It means the NSWA is willing to maintain existing pay averaging arrangements for part-timers and provide part-timers that are currently not pay averaged with the option to be pay averaged.
However, prior to this matter being finalised, the following outstanding issues will need to be resolved:

  1. The exact mechanisms by which part-timers will opt in/opt out of pay averaging. 
  2. How part-timers on pay averaging will be paid when performing higher grade duties. 
  3. How overtime for part-timers on pay averaging will be paid. 

Until then, current arrangements will remain.

The parties will soon meet to discuss the above issues. To assist us, APA (NSW) now calls on our members to send through your thoughts regarding the above-mentioned issues via email ASAP to

We are hopeful we will reach settlement in this matter in favour of our members. We will keep you posted.


APA (NSW) Executive

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