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                                                   IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  This award summary outlines the major provisions of the Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments)
  Award. It applies only to employers and employees who are in the Western Australian state industrial relations system and
  who are covered by this state award.
  Major changes to legislation in 2006 mean that some employers and employees who were previously covered by state
  awards are now covered by the national system for industrial relations. From 1 January 2010 many of these employers and
  employees will be covered by national modern awards created under the Fair Work Act 2009. If you are unsure if you are
  in the WA state system, please contact Wageline or visit our website www.commerce.wa.gov.au/wageline.
  The Department of Commerce has prepared this state award summary to provide information on pay rates and major
  award provisions. It is provided as a general guide only and is not designed to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice.
  The Department of Commerce does not accept liability for any claim which may arise from any person acting on, or
  refraining from acting on, this information.

  For more information please contact Wageline on 1300 655 266.

  This schedule has been approved by the Registrar of the WAIRC as a summary of the award for the purposes of registering an
  Employer Employee Agreement (EEA).

  Award Name:                                  Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail
                                               Establishments) Award         38 hr week
  Effective from:                             (1) Effective on and from the commencement of the first pay period on or after 1
                                              October 2009 (Order No. 1/2009) – State Wage Case Decision
                                              (2) Effective on and from the commencement of the first pay period on or after 1
                                              July 2009 (Order No. 24/2009) - Location Allowances
                                                         All rates on this summary are gross (before tax)
  FULLTIME                                                                                                        extra per hour
  Shop Assistant, Salesperson, Demonstrator,                         Mon - Fri          Sat             Sat        on night of
  Storeperson, Packer, Despatch Hand, Reserve                             Only      up to 1pm        after 1 pm     late night
  Stockhand and Ticket Writer.
                                                                                                                  trading 6-9pm
  Junior             Under 16 years of age             40%            $251.72        $256.64          $261.84         $1.54
                     16 years                          50%            $314.65        $320.80          $327.30         $1.92
                     17 years                          60%            $377.58        $384.96          $392.76         $2.30
                     18 years                          70%            $440.51        $449.12          $458.22         $2.69
                     19 years                          80%            $503.44        $513.28          $523.68         $3.07
                     20 years                          90%            $566.37        $577.44          $589.14         $3.46
  Adult                                                               $629.30        $641.60          $654.60         $3.84
  Canvasser and/or Collector (regardless of age)                      $629.30        $641.60          $654.60         $3.84
   Shop, Store, Warehouse or Other Workers
  Adult              In sole charge or less than 3 other workers      $650.70        $663.41          $676.86         $3.84
  In Charge          In charge of 3 to 9 workers                      $668.32        $681.38          $695.19         $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers                  $699.78        $713.46          $727.92         $3.84
  Window Dresser/Visual Merchandiser
  Adult                                                               $636.20        $648.50          $663.50         $3.84
  In Charge          In sole charge or less than 3 other workers      $657.83        $670.55          $686.06         $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                      $675.64        $688.71          $704.64         $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers                  $707.45        $721.13          $737.81         $3.84




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  Storeperson Operator (Grade 1)
  Adult                                                            $640.50     $652.80     $667.90          $3.84
  In Charge          In sole charge or less than 3 other workers   $662.28     $675.00     $690.61          $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                   $680.21     $693.27     $709.31          $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers               $712.24     $725.91     $742.70          $3.84
  Storeperson Operator (Grade 2)
  Adult                                                            $645.30     $657.60     $672.70          $3.84
  In Charge          In sole charge or less than 3 other workers   $667.24     $679.96     $695.57          $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                   $685.31     $698.37     $714.41          $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers               $717.57     $731.25     $748.04          $3.84
  PART TIME                                                                                             extra per hour
  Shop Assistant, Salesperson, Demonstrator,                       Mon - Fri      Sat          Sat        on night of
  Storeperson, Packer, Despatch Hand, Reserve                       Only       up to 1pm   after 1 pm      late night
  Stockhand and Ticket Writer.                                                                          trading 6-9pm
  Junior         Under 16 years of age         40%                  $6.62       $7.85       $7.96            $1.54
                 16 years                      50%                  $8.28       $9.82       $9.94            $1.92
                 17 years                      60%                  $9.94       $11.78      $11.93           $2.30
                 18 years                      70%                  $11.59      $13.74      $13.92           $2.69
                 19 years                      80%                  $13.25      $15.71      $15.91           $3.07
                 20 years                      90%                  $14.90      $17.67      $17.90           $3.46
  Adult                                                             $16.56      $19.64      $19.89           $3.84
  Canvasser and/or Collector (regardless of age)                    $16.56      $19.64      $19.89           $3.84
  Shop, Store, Warehouse or Other Workers
  Adult              In sole charge or in charge
  In Charge          of less than 3 other workers                   $17.12      $20.30      $20.57          $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                    $17.59      $20.85      $21.12          $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers                $18.42      $21.83      $22.12          $3.84
  Window Dresser/Visual Merchandiser
  Adult                                                             $16.74      $19.82      $20.33          $3.84
  In Charge          In sole charge or in charge
                     of less than 3 other workers                   $17.31      $20.49      $21.03          $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                    $17.78      $21.05      $21.59          $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers                $18.62      $22.04      $22.61          $3.84
  Storeperson Operator (Grade 1)
  Adult                                                             $16.86      $19.93      $20.46          $3.84
  In Charge          In sole charge or in charge
                     of less than 3 other workers                   $17.43      $20.61      $21.16          $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                    $17.90      $21.17      $21.73          $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers                $18.74      $22.16      $22.75          $3.84
  Storeperson Operator (Grade 2)
  Adult                                                             $16.98      $20.06      $20.59          $3.84
  In Charge          In sole charge or in charge
                     of less than 3 other workers                   $17.56      $20.74      $21.29          $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                    $18.03      $21.30      $21.86          $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers                $18.88      $22.30      $22.89          $3.84
  CASUAL                                                                                                extra per hour
  Shop Assistant, Salesperson, Demonstrator,                       Mon - Fri   Mon - Fri     Sat        on night of late
  Storeperson, Packer, Despatch Hand, Reserve                      full day    part day                  night trading
  Stockhand and Ticket Writer.                                       rate        rate                       6-9pm
  Junior         Under 16 years of age         40%                   $7.95       $8.28       $9.55           $1.54
                 16 years                      50%                   $9.94      $10.35      $11.93           $1.92
                 17 years                      60%                  $11.92      $12.42      $14.32           $2.30
                 18 years                      70%                  $13.91      $14.49      $16.71           $2.69
                 19 years                      80%                  $15.90      $16.56      $19.09           $3.07
                 20 years                      90%                  $17.89      $18.63      $21.48           $3.46
  Adult                                                             $19.87      $20.70      $23.87           $3.84
  Canvasser and/or Collector (regardless of age)                    $19.87      $20.70      $23.87           $3.84




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  Shop, Store, Warehouse or Other Workers
  Adult              In sole charge or in charge
  In Charge          of less than 3 other workers                    $20.55           $21.40            $24.68              $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                     $21.10           $21.98            $25.35              $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers                 $22.10           $23.02            $26.54              $3.84
  Window Dresser/Visual Merchandiser
  Adult                                                              $20.09           $20.93            $24.40              $3.84
  In Charge          In sole charge or in charge
                     of less than 3 other workers                    $20.77           $21.64            $25.23              $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                     $21.34           $22.23            $25.91              $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers                 $22.34           $23.27            $27.13              $3.84
  Storeperson Operator (Grade 1)
  Adult                                                              $20.23           $21.07            $24.55              $3.84
  In Charge          In sole charge or in charge
                     of less than 3 other workers                    $20.91           $21.79            $25.39              $3.84
                     In charge of 3 to 9 workers                     $21.48           $22.38            $26.07              $3.84
                     In charge of 10 or more workers                 $22.49           $23.43            $27.30              $3.84
  Storeperson Operator (Grade 2)
  Adult                                                              $20.38           $21.23           $24.70               $3.84
  In Charge       In sole charge or in charge
                  of less than 3 other workers                       $21.07           $21.95           $25.54               $3.84
                  In charge of 3 to 9 workers                        $21.64           $22.54           $26.24               $3.84
                  In charge of 10 or more workers                    $22.66           $23.60           $27.47               $3.84
  Note: The 'in charge' rates listed above apply to adults. Juniors may receive a proportion of the adult 'in charge' rate. Please call
  Wageline on 1300 655 266 for further information.

  Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award
  Classifications: There are four categories of employees in this award: Full time; Part time; Casual employees; and Trainees. An
  employee's category depends entirely upon what basis he or she is employed. It does not depend upon the number of hours worked.
  There are restrictions on the employment of part time and casual employees and trainees and it is the employer's responsibility to
  decide on what basis an employee is to be engaged, to ensure that the employee is aware of the nature of his/her employment and to
  ensure that the restrictions on the engagement of part time or casual employees and trainees are not breached.

  Full Time Workers: are employees engaged on a weekly basis for 38 ordinary hours each week and are paid a weekly salary
  which depends on whether ordinary hours are worked Monday to Friday only, Monday to 1.00pm Saturday or Monday to Saturday
  with the completion of ordinary hours after 1.00pm Saturday. For clarification in the presentation of this schedule those salaries
  have been classified as groups X, Y and Z.
  It is essential that employers note that a full time employee can work ordinary hours on only 5 days in any week or 10 days in any
  fortnight (depending on the roster). Any work performed on the 6th day of a weekly roster or the 11th & 12th days of a fortnightly
  roster is overtime, whether or not 38 (or 76 for the fortnightly roster) ordinary hours have been worked. Sunday is an overtime day
  for all employees and is not counted as ordinary hours.
  GROUP X - An employee who works 38 ordinary hours Monday to Friday only.
  GROUP Y - An employee who works 38 ordinary hours between Monday and 1 pm Saturday with a day off during the week.
  GROUP Z - An employee who works 38 ordinary hours between Monday and Saturday with the completion of ordinary hours after
  1 pm Saturday and a day off during the week.
  Hours (Full Time Employees): An average of 38 per week to be worked Monday to Saturday between the hours shown below and
  in accordance with one of the rosters shown below. Employees can work for up to 9.5 ordinary hours on any of these days.
  Provided that 11.5 ordinary hours may be worked on the night of late night trading with a reduction in the number of ordinary
  hours worked on one or more days in the cycle.

  Part Time Employees: Are employees engaged on a weekly basis and may work on any day, Monday to Saturday inclusive for a
  minimum of 12 hours per fortnight and a maximum of 64 ordinary hours per fortnight, to be worked on not more than 10 days in
  any one fortnight and for not less than 3 hours nor more than 9.5 hours on any one day (except a day of Late Night Trading when
  they may work up to 11.5 hours). Part time employees are paid an hourly rate and are entitled to paid annual leave, paid sick leave
  and paid public holidays in proportion to the number of ordinary hours worked each week.




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  Casual Employees: Are employees engaged by the hour and shall not be engaged for less than 3 consecutive hours on any one day
  or for more than 30 ordinary hours in any one week. Provided that a casual may be engaged for 38 ordinary hours per week for a
  period not exceeding 4 consecutive weeks. Casual workers are paid on an hourly basis and do not receive paid annual leave, sick
  leave or paid public holidays. The employment of a casual employee may be terminated by the giving or receiving of 1 hour's
  notice.
  A casual worker employed for a full day Monday to Friday receives a loading of 20% on the ordinary hourly rate for a full time
  (Group X) employee.
  A casual worker employed for less than a full day Monday to Friday receives a loading of 25% on the ordinary hourly rate
  prescribed for a full time (Group X) employee.
  Casual workers employed on a Saturday are paid the rates shown.
  Spread of Hours:
                     Spread of Hours:                    Mon - Fri                              Sat
                     General Retail Shops:           7.00am - 6.00pm*                     7.00am - 6.00pm
                     Small Retail Shops:             6.00am - 11.30pm                     6.00am - 11.30pm
                     Special Retail Shops:           7.00am - 6.00pm*                     7.00am - 6.00pm
                     Pharmacies:                     6.00am - 11.30pm                     6.00am - 11.30pm
                     All Others:                     6.30am - 6.00pm                      7.00am - 5.00pm
                 *To 9.00pm on the night of Late Night Trading
  Rosters: The employer shall post in a conspicuous place in each establishment a roster for all employees which shall be published
  2 weeks in advance, contain the name of the worker, the days to be worked each cycle, the starting & finishing times of work each
  day and the meal interval and shall not be altered except because of the sickness or absence of a worker or by mutual agreement
  with the employee. Full time workers shall be employed on one of the following rosters:
  1. Monday to Friday Only
  2. Monday to Saturday (finishing not later than 1pm on the Sat.) one week and 4 days the following week with the 2nd Saturday
  off. The Friday before or the Monday after or after the Saturday off, shall also be a rostered day off. An employee may be required
  to work only one Late Night Trading night each 2-week period.
  3. Tuesday to Saturday Only
  4. Nine days per fortnight with alternate Saturdays and Late Night Trading nights off. The rostered days off shall be on the
  Thursdays & Fridays before the Saturday off or the Mondays & Tuesdays following the Saturdays off.
  5. Four days per week, Wednesday to Saturday with both Late Night Trading nights being worked.
  Note: Option 5 is only available at the specific written request of the employee. The roster limitations do not apply to Small Retail
  Shops.

  Late Night Trading: An additional amount (shown on wage schedule) payable to all employees in General Retail Shops for work
  between 6.00pm and 9.00pm on the night of Late Night Trading. In addition, a meal allowance of $11.20 is payable to all
  employees required to work late night trading if they begin work at or before 1.00pm and conclude work after 7.00pm.
  Night Trading (Other than General Retail Shops): Full time, part time and casual employees required to work ordinary hours
  between 6.00pm and 11.30pm Monday to Friday in a "Small Retail Shop" or "Special Retail Shop" (Pharmacy) receive a 20%
  loading on their ordinary hourly rate. Part time and Casual employees required to work ordinary hours between 6.00pm and
  11.30pm on a Saturday in a "Small Retail Shop or "Special Retail Shop" (Pharmacy) receive a 20% loading on their ordinary
  hourly rate.
  Full time, part time and casual employees required to work ordinary hours between 6.00pm and 12.00am (Midnight) Monday to
  Saturday in a "Section 42 Shop" receive a 20% loading on their ordinary hourly rate.
  An employee in a "Section 42 Shop" who is required to work any of his or her ordinary hours before 7.00am on any day
  Monday to Saturday inclusive shall be paid a loading of 30% for each hour so worked
  Note: For casual employees, the 20% loading that applies to night trading is in addition to their ordinary casual loading.


  Sunday Hours: All hours worked on a Sunday are paid at the rate of double time. The full copy of the award will need to be
  consulted to determine if hours worked on a Sunday will be overtime or ordinary hours.

  Overtime: Overtime for all employees is calculated on the hourly rate applicable to the employee's classification at any particular
  time (ie: 1/38 of Group X, Y or Z or the appropriate part time or casual rate) and is paid for as follows: For all hours in excess of
  76 per fortnight, all hours on a Rostered Day Off, all hours before the usual starting time or after the usual finishing time, and all
  hours outside the spread of hours = time & one half for the first two hours and double time thereafter (except if overtime is on Sat
  after 12 noon when the overtime rate is double time) . For all hours worked on Sundays overtime is paid at the rate of double time.
  Work on Public Holidays is paid at the rate of double time & one half. An employee shall only be required to work on no more than
  5 days per week or 10 days per fortnight. Overtime is calculated on a daily basis except for Small Retail Shops where it is
  calculated on a weekly basis. Note: paid time off in lieu of the payment of overtime may be arranged by mutual agreement between
  an employer and an employee, at the appropriate overtime rates.




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  Contract of Service: The following provisions apply in the termination of employment.
  An employer wishing to terminate the services of a full-time or part-time employee shall provide the following notice:
                     Period of Continuous Service                                        Period of Notice
                     Not more than 1 year                                                     1 week
                     More than 1 year but not more than 3 years                              2 weeks
                     More than 3 years but not more than 5 years                             3 weeks
                     More than 5 years                                                       4 weeks
  Note : An additional week’s notice shall be given to employees over 45 years of age with over two years service with the employer.
  However, a weekly hand employed for a period of 4 consecutive weeks or less is deemed to be a casual worker and is paid
  accordingly. The provision does not apply if the employee is terminated for incompetence, refusal or neglect to obey orders or for
  misconduct, or if during a period of notice the worker does not carry out the duties in the same manner as he/she did prior to the
  notice being given.
  An employee wishing to terminate their services shall provide the following notice period:
                     Period of Continuous Service                                        Period of Notice
                     1 Month                                                             Moment's notice
                     1-2 Months                                                                1 day
                     2 Months or More                                                         1 week
  The employment of a casual employee may be terminated by the giving or receiving of 1 hour’s notice.

  Redundancy: This clause applies to employers who engage 15 or more employees at the time of any redundancies. Where the
  employer has made a definite decision that the employer no longer wishes the job the employee has been doing to be done by
  anyone and this is not due to the ordinary and customary turnover of labour and that decision may lead to termination of
  employment, the employer shall provide the following amount of severance pay in respect of a continuous period of service. This
  award is subject to and must be read in conjunction with the Termination, Change and Redundancy General Order of the
  Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission. In some instances TCR order may offer a greater benefit, in these instances
  the employee will receive whichever is greater.

                     Period of Continuous Service                                         Severance Pay
                     Less than 1 year                                                          nil
                     1 year but less than 2 years                                          2 weeks pay
                     2 years but less than 3 years                                         4 weeks pay
                     3 years but less than 4 years                                         6 weeks pay
                     4 years but less than 5 years                                         8 weeks pay
                     5 years and over                                                      10 weeks pay

  Termination, Change and Redundancy: This award is subject to the Termination, Change and Redundancy Order of the Western
  Australian Industrial Relations Commission. This General Order prescribes for many employees an entitlement to severance
  payments of up to 16 weeks of pay. This entitlement does not apply if the employer has fewer than 15 employees.
  Other mandatory requirements on termination or introduction of change in the workplace include:

  * written notice of and discussions with employees about significant change in which job restructuring, changing of
     hours or location or operational changes in the business may occur;
  * time off of up to one day's paid leave during each week of the notice period to search for other employment; and
  * if requested by the employee, a statement specifying the period of employment and classification or type
     of work performed.

  Sick leave: Full time and part time employees are entitled to paid sick leave if they are unable to attend or remain at work because
  of ill health or injury (other than illness or injury compensated under the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act
  1981 ) and if they have sufficient sick leave credits. Sick Leave credits accrue on weekly basis of 1.461 hours for every week of
  completed service. This accrues proportionately for part time employees based on the average number of hours worked each week.
  Sick leave credits accrue from year to year if not used.

  Carer's Leave: The Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 permits an employee to take paid carer's leave in certain
  circumstances. Such leave is to be deducted from an employee's personal leave (commonly known as sick leave); it is not a separate
  leave entitlement. There is also an entitlement to unpaid carer's leave in certain circumstances.




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  Annual Leave: Full time and part time employees are entitled to 4 weeks paid annual leave (plus a loading of 17.5%) per 12
  month period. Annual leave accrues weekly at the rate of 2.923 hours per completed week of service for a full time employee, and
  on a proportionate basis for a part time employee. Full time and part time employees who leave their employment, or are
  terminated, may be entitled to be paid their unused annual leave. This includes annual leave accrued in an incomplete year of
  service.

  Public Holidays: Public holidays are holidays without loss of pay for full time and part time employees (ie. they count as time
  worked for the purposes of ordinary hours, overtime, rostered day off accrual and the 10 start per fortnight limitation). Another day
  off with pay may be taken in lieu of the gazetted public holiday by arrangement between the parties. A worker absent without leave
  on the day before or after a public holiday shall forfeit pay for the holiday and the day of absence, except if the absence is due to
  illness or injury. A fulltime or part time employee, terminated by the employer for reasons other than misconduct on the business
  day before a public holiday or holidays, is to be paid for the holidays. For each public holiday falling during an employee's absence
  on annual leave (if it would otherwise be an ordinary working day), an additional day of leave shall be given.

  Superannuation: The federal Government’s Superannuation Guarantee Charge Act 1992 requires that all employers (including
  companies) shall make superannuation contributions, at least quarterly, to an approved fund for most employees with gross
  earnings of more than $450 per month. The current rate of contribution is 9% of your earnings base. Further information is
  available from the Superannuation Helpline on 13 10 20.
  Trainees: The award provides for trainees to be engaged in accordance with the provisions of the New Apprenticeship Scheme. An
  employer cannot engage a trainee other than pursuant to the scheme. Details of the scheme and the requirements for engagement
  may be obtained from the Department of Training.
  Motor Vehicle Allowance: An employee required to use his/her own vehicle in the performance of his/her duties is paid a vehicle
  allowance as shown hereunder:
  Motor Vehicle                                1600 cc & Under                      1 600cc-2600cc              Over 2600 cc
        Metro Area                               57.5 cents/km                       66.1 cents/km              73.8 cents/km
        SW Land Division                         59.0 cents/km                       67.8 cents/km              75.5 cents/km
        North of 23.5 Parallel                   65.0 cents/km                       74.8 cents/km              83.1 cents/km
        Rest of State                            60.8 cents/km                       69.9 cents/km              78.1 cents/km
                                         Motor Cycle (in all areas) 25.4 cents/km
  "Metropolitan Area" means that area within a radius of fifty kilometres from the Perth Railway Station.
  "South West Land Division" means that South West Land Division as defined by Schedule 1 of the Land Administration Act
  1997 excluding the area contained within the Metropolitan Area.
  Time and Wages Records: Each employer bound by this award shall maintain a record at each establishment, containing
  information relating to each worker. A Times and Wages publication is available on the Department of Commerce website
  explaining the way time and wage records are maintained and the rules relating to inspection of these records. For further advice
  please contact Wageline on 1300 655 266.
  Location Allowance: In addition to the rates prescribed in the wages clause of this award, an employee shall be paid a weekly
  allowance when employed in the towns prescribed by this clause for regional Western Australia. See full copy of the award for
  details at www.wairc.wa.gov.au.

  The following clauses may provide further entitlements depending on business operations and work arrangements.
  Scope: This award shall apply to all workers employed in any calling or callings herein mentioned in the industry or industries
  carried on by the Respondents named in Schedule "C" and to all employers employing those workers.

  Minimum Adult Award Wage: This clause sets out the provisions for the application of the Minimum Adult Award Wage.

  Definitions: Defines terms and work classifications used in the award.
  No Extra Claims: It is a term of this award that the union undertakes for the duration of the Principles determined by the
  Commission in Court Session in Application No. 704 of 1991 not to pursue any extra claims, award or over award except when
  consistent with the State Wage Principles.

  Meal Money: (1) When a worker is required to continue working after the usual finishing time for more than one hour he/she shall
  be paid $11.20 for the purchase of any meal required.
  (2) Late Night Trading Meal Allowance:
  A worker who commences work at or prior to 1.00pm on the day of late night trading and is required to work beyond 7.00pm on
  that day shall be paid a meal allowance of $11.20.
  (3) Meal money may be paid prior to the meal period on the day upon which the overtime is to be worked or as part of the normal
  weekly or fortnightly wage as appropriate.

  Nightfill Duty: Shop assistants may be employed to perform stock replenishment, pricing or labelling during times when the shop
  is closed to public trading Monday to Saturday inclusive.

  Meal Breaks and Rest Periods: Subject to the provisions of this clause an employee is entitled to a meal break.




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  Change Rooms: An employer who usually has more than six workers engaged at the same time must provide employees with a
  room suitable for taking meal breaks and the of storing personal belongings.

  No Reduction: An employer must not reduce the wage of any employee who at the date of this award was being paid a higher rate
  of wage than the minimum prescribed for his or her class of work.

  Higher Duties: Where an employee performs duties for which a higher rate of pay is applicable the employee must be paid in
  accordance with the provisions of this clause.

  Casual Limitations: In a general retail shop or special retail shop employing 13 or more employees the total number of hours
  worked by a casual employee shall not exceed 33 1/3% of the total hours worked in that shop.

  Uniforms and Overalls: An employer who requires an employee to wear a uniform must supply uniforms free of charge or pay for
  its purchase.
  Board of Reference: The Board of Reference may allow, approve, fix, determine, or deal with any matter, thing or provision under
  the award.

  Supported Wages Employees: This Clause defines the conditions which will apply to employees who, because of the effects of a
  disability, are eligible for a supported wage under the terms of this Award.
  Country Work and Travelling Time: An employee engaged on outside work must be paid for all fares and necessary meals. An
  employer must also provide suitable board and lodging where an employee is employed at such a distance that they cannot return at
  night.
  Junior Worker’s Certificate: If required a junior employee shall supply the employer with a certificate stating their name in full
  and their age and date of birth.
  Structural Efficiency Agreement – Cold Storage Industry: P. & O. Cold Stores and Clelands Cold Stores shall pay a monetary
  amount in addition to the rates prescribed by the Wages Clause.
  Easter Week: All time worked on Saturday, Easter Eve within ordinary time shall be paid for at the rate of time and one half
  calculated on the Monday to Friday rate as prescribed in the Wages Clause.
  Right of Entry: A representative of the Union can enter an employer’s premises provided the employer is the employer, or former
  employer of a member of the Union. The provisions of this clause will need to be read in conjunction with the Industrial Relations
  Act 1979.
  Other Provisions: An employee must comply with the Manual Handling Code of Practice when lifting and carrying goods. Duties
  that an employee can and cannot be required to perform are also outlined.
  Long Service Leave: An employee's entitlement to long service leave under this award will be as prescribed by the Long Service
  Leave Act 1958 . Under this Act, an employee is entitled to 8.667 weeks long service leave after 10 continuous years of service. An
  employee who has completed at least seven continuous years of service may be entitled to pro rata long service leave on
  termination. For further information, or to obtain a copy of a publication regarding long service leave, please contact
  Wageline on 1300 655 266.

  Shift Work: This clause applies to workers employed on shift work only in Bulk Warehouses or Manufacturing Establishments.

  Payment of Wages: An employee must be paid within three trading days from the last day of the pay period in cash, by cheque or
  by means of a credit transfer to a bank account.

  Posting of Award: The employer shall allow a copy of this award, if supplied by the union, to be posted in a place which is easily
  accessible to the workers.

  Stand Down: An employer is entitled to deduct payment for any day upon which the employee cannot be usefully employed due to
  industrial action or the breakdown of the employer's machinery which could not have been reasonably prevented.

  Bereavement Leave: An employee is entitled to paid leave for a period of up to 2 ordinary working days on the death of the
  spouse, de facto spouse, parent, step-parent, child or step-child or any other person who, immediately before that person's death,
  lived with the employee. The Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 extends bereavement leave to the death of a
  grandparent.

  Chemists Shops: Any worker employed in a chemist's shop shall be subject to the terms of this award up to the time he or she
  becomes indentured to the profession.




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  Liberty to Apply: Liberty is reserved to any of the parties to apply to amend this award in respect of the calculation of casual rates
  on Thursday evenings, Easter Week provisions and Casual Limitations and minimum engagement provisions.

  Parental Leave: Parental leave includes maternity, paternity and adoption leave. An employee is entitled to up to 52 weeks unpaid
  leave, provided that they have not less than 12 months’ continuous service with that employer. This clause operates in
  conjunction with the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 , providing additional parental leave entitlements.


  Union Notice Board: An employer bound by this award must permit a shop steward or an official from the Union to post
  authorised notices upon an appropriate notice board.


  Introduction of Change: An employer must notify and discuss with employees the likely “significant effects” that will potentially
  occur as a result of the introduction of major changes in production, programme, organisation, structure or technology.


  First Aid Allowance: An employee holding either a Red Cross or St. John Senior First Aid Certificate of at least 'A' level and who
  is required to perform first aid duties shall be paid an additional allowance.

  Trade Union Training Leave: A union delegate/representative upon application in writing by the union, must be granted up to
  five days leave with pay, each calendar year to attend approved training courses.

  Enterprise Level Award Change Procedure: Sets out a procedure for an employer, employees and the union to follow in order to
  negotiate a proposed a change in award conditions in relation to an enterprise.

  Redundancy: Where an employer no longer wishes the job the employee has been doing to be done by anyone, discussions must
  be held with the affected employees. An employee whose employment is terminated may be entitled to severance pay.

  Appendix 1: Parental Leave entitlements
  Appendix: Resolution of disputes requirement
  Schedule A
  Schedule B
  Schedule C
  Schedule D: Union Party
  The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association of Western Australia.
    Contact Details
    www.sda.org.au
    Telephone (08) 9221 4321
    Facsimile (08) 9221 2774
    Email sda@sdawa.asn.au
  Appendix – S.49B – Inspection of records requirements

  For further information on any of the clauses in this award, please contact Wageline on 1300 655 266.




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