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					  Australian Services Union                   National Airlines Division Bulletin

Qantas      Number 178                                                   December 16, 2004


Understanding what shiftworkers get
paid over Christmas/New Year
There is much confusion about what                 permanent shiftworkers also provides that
shiftworkers will be paid at Qantas over           shiftworkers working on Christmas day when
the Christmas/New Year period. This                it is on a Saturday get an additional half
bulletin is to set the record straight.            days loading. This means that Christmas
                                                   day on Saturday this year will be paid at
How is the rate determined?                        double time.

Rates for public holidays and Christmas are        States declare Christmas a
set out in our Award provisions. State             public holiday
governments can also declare days public
holidays and this means the day attracts the       Only WA, ACT and NSW have declared
benefits of the public holiday. For                Christmas day a public holiday this year.
shiftworkers the extra public holiday benefit      The effect of this for shiftworkers is that if
is a day in lieu if you are not rostered.          you are rostered off on Christmas day you
                                                   get a day in lieu for the public holiday.
The Award provisions on public holidays
come from test case decisions of the               Those rostered on in WA, ACT and NSW get
Australian Industrial Relations Commission.        double time pay like the other States.
The public holidays test case provided that
when Christmas day falls on a Saturday a           Table explains all
substituted day the following Monday is
designated as the public holiday for the           The table on the back of this bulletin
Award.                                             explains what Qantas will pay on each day
                                                   over the holiday period. Please study it
It is the substituted day that attracts the        carefully for your state.
Christmas day penalty of double time and
half, as it is regarded as the Award public
holiday.                                                              Authorised By
                                                       Linda White, Assistant National Secretary
                                                       Australian Services Union • National Office
A subsequent test case which is not in our           E-mail: airlines@asu.asn.au • Tel: 03 9342 1400
Award at present but which Qantas has
agreed to apply to all ASU covered




                                       Merry Christmas &
                                       Happy New Year!


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Qantas    Number 178                                                                                                                                                   December 16, 2004

                                            PUBLIC HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE – CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR 2004/2005
                                                             SHIFT WORK PAYMENTS
   STATE/           SATURDAY                        SUNDAY                         MONDAY                        TUESDAY                      SATURDAY                          MONDAY
 TERRITORY          25/12/2004                     26/12/2004                     27/12/2004                    28/12/2004                     01/01/2005                      03/01/2005
    NSW           Christmas Day                Not a Public Holiday         Award substituted Public      Award substituted Public      New Years’ Day gazetted         Award substituted Public
                    Gazetted as                    Double time               Holiday in addition to           Holiday in lieu of         as a PUBLIC HOLIDAY            Holiday in addition to New
                PUBLIC HOLIDAY                    No day in lieu                 Christmas Day                  Boxing Day                     Double time                     Years’ Day
                    Double time                                                   25/12/2004                    26/12/2004              Day in lieu if rostered off            Double time
              Day in lieu if rostered off                                    Double time and a half             Double time                                              Day in lieu if rostered off
                                                                            Day in lieu if rostered off   Day in lieu if rostered off
    VIC           Christmas Day              Declared Public Holiday        Award substituted Public      Award substituted Public       Declared public holiday        Award substituted Public
                Not a Public Holiday               Double time                  Holiday in lieu of         Holiday in addition to              Double time              Holiday in addition to New
                    Double time              Day in lieu if rostered off   Christmas Day 25/12/2004       Boxing Day 26/12/2004          Day in lieu if rostered off           Years’ Day
                   No day in lieu                                            Double time and a half             Double time                                                    Double time
                                                                            Day in lieu if rostered off   Day in lieu if rostered off                                    Day in lieu if rostered off
   TAS            Christmas Day                Not a Public Holiday         Award substituted Public      Award substituted Public         Not a public holiday         Award substituted Public
                Not a Public Holiday             Normal Sunday                  Holiday in lieu of        Holiday in lieu of Boxing         Normal Saturday               Holiday in lieu of New
                    Double time                    Double time             Christmas Day 25/12/2004           Day 26/12/2004               Saturday rate of pay                Years’ Day
                   No day in lieu                 No day in lieu             Double time and a half             Double time                   No day in lieu                   Double time
                                                                            Day in lieu if rostered off   Day in lieu if rostered off                                    Day in lieu if rostered off
   ACT            Christmas Day                Not a Public Holiday         Award substituted Public      Award substituted Public       Declared public holiday        Award substituted Public
              Declared Public Holiday            Normal Sunday               Holiday in addition to       Holiday in lieu of Boxing            Double time                Holiday in lieu of New
                    Double time                    Double time             Christmas Day 25/12/2004           Day 26/12/2004             Day in lieu if rostered off           Years’ Day
              Day in lieu if rostered off         No day in lieu             Double time and a half             Double time                                                    Double time
                                                                            Day in lieu if rostered off   Day in lieu if rostered off                                    Day in lieu if rostered off
   QLD            Christmas Day                Not a Public Holiday         Award substituted Public      Award substituted Public         Not a public holiday         Award substituted Public
                Not a Public Holiday             Normal Sunday                  Holiday in lieu of        Holiday in lieu of Boxing         Normal Saturday               Holiday in lieu of New
                    Double time                    Double time             Christmas Day 25/12/2004           Day 26/12/2004               Saturday rate of pay                Years’ Day
                   No day in lieu                 No day in lieu             Double time and a half             Double time                   No day in lieu                   Double time
                                                                            Day in lieu if rostered off   Day in lieu if rostered off                                    Day in lieu if rostered off
    NT            Christmas Day                Not a Public Holiday         Award substituted Public      Award substituted Public         Not a public holiday         Award substituted Public
                Not a Public Holiday             Normal Sunday                  Holiday in lieu of        Holiday in lieu of Boxing         Normal Saturday               Holiday in lieu of New
                    Double time                    Double time             Christmas Day 25/12/2004           Day 26/12/2004               Saturday rate of pay                Years’ Day
                   No day in lieu                 No day in lieu             Double time and a half             Double time                   No day in lieu                   Double time
                                                                            Day in lieu if rostered off   Day in lieu if rostered off                                    Day in lieu if rostered off
    SA            Christmas Day             Statutory Public Holiday for    Award substituted Public      Award substituted Public         Not a public holiday         Award substituted Public
                Not a Public Holiday             Proclamation Day               Holiday in lieu of        Holiday for Proclamation          Normal Saturday               Holiday in lieu of New
                    Double time                     Double time            Christmas Day 25/12/2004           Day 26/12/2004               Saturday rate of pay                Years’ Day
                   No day in lieu            Day in lieu if rostered off     Double time and a half             Double time                   No day in lieu                   Double time
                                                                            Day in lieu if rostered off   Day in lieu if rostered off                                    Day in lieu if rostered off
    WA            Christmas Day                Additional Statutory         Award substituted Public      Award substituted Public      Additional Statutory Public     Award substituted Public
                Additional Statutory          Holiday - Boxing Day              Holiday in lieu of        Holiday in lieu of Boxing     Holiday – New Year’s Day          Holiday in lieu of New
                PUBLIC HOLIDAY                     Double time             Christmas Day 25/12/2004           Day 26/12/2004                   Double time                     Years’ Day
                    Double time              Day in lieu if rostered off     Double time and a half             Double time              Day in lieu if rostered off           Double time
              Day in lieu if rostered off                                   Day in lieu if rostered off   Day in lieu if rostered off                                    Day in lieu if rostered off

				
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