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					                QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

             Industrial Relations Act 1999 – s. 156 – Certification of an agreement

    NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd (NRG GOS) Certified Agreement 2006
                                   (CA/2005/669)


DEPUTY PRESIDENT BLOOMFIELD                                                     20 January 2006


                                       CERTIFICATE


This matter coming on for hearing in chambers before the Commission on 30 December 2005
the Commission certifies the following written agreement:

       NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd (NRG GOS) Certified Agreement 2006
       (CA/2005/669) [as amended]

made between:

   •   NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd (ACN 061 519 275)
   •   The Electrical Trades Union of Employees Queensland
   •   Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees
   •   Automotive, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Industrial Union of
       Employees, Queensland
   •   Federated Engine Drivers’ and Firemens’ Association of Australasia Queensland Branch,
       Union of Employees
   •   The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia,
       Queensland Branch, Union of Employees
   •   Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia (Queensland Branch) Union of
       Employees

The agreement was certified by the Commission on 30 December 2005 and shall operate from
the date of certification by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (viz. 30 December
2005) until its nominal expiry on 30 December 2008.

This agreement cancels CA294 of 2004 (NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd (NRG
GOS) Certified Agreement 2004).

By the Commission.




A.L. BLOOMFIELD
Deputy President
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      NRG GLADSTONE OPERATING SERVICES PTY LTD (NRG GOS) CERTIFIED
                           AGREEMENT 2006

Table of Contents

PART 1    APPLICATION & OPERATION
1.1     Title
1.2     Definitions
1.3     Application
1.3     Application Continued
PART 2    FLEXIBILITY
2.1     Workplace Flexibilities Under Current Award Provisions (Removing Artificial
        Demarcations)
2.2     Workplace Flexibility – Competency Classification Structure
PART 3    COMMUNICATION, CONSULTATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
3.1     Consultation
3.2     Dispute Resolution
PART 4    EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEES’ DUTIES, EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AND
          RELATED ARRANGEMENTS
4.1     Agreement Objectives
4.2     Funeral Expenses
4.3     Incentive Scheme
4.4     Day Work Roster and Aggregated Salaries
4.5     Contractors
4.6     Continuous Improvement
4.7     Employee Involvement in Continuous Improvement Programs
4.8     Process for Determining Future Staff Roles
4.9     Redundancy Provisions
PART 5    WAGES AND RELATED MATTERS
5.1     Wages
5.2     Allowances
5.3     WorkCover Queensland Claims
5.4     Salary Sacrifice
PART 6    HOURS OF WORK, BREAKS, OVERTIME, SHIFT WORK, WEEKEND WORK
6.1     Paid Meal Breaks on Overtime Saturday and Sundays
PART 7    LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
7.2     Long Service Leave – Continuous Shift Workers
7.3     Leave Purchase
7.4     RDO’s
PART 8    TRANSFERS TRAVELLING AND WORKING AWAY FROM USUAL PLACE OF WORK
Nothing in this Section
PART 9    TRAINING AND RELATED MATTERS
9.1     Training and Development
PART 10 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS, EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND
        AMENITIES
10.1    Workplace Health And Safety

APPENDIX A – Competencies
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APPENDIX B – Gladstone Power Station Award State – 2003
APPENDIX C – Gladstone Power Station Operator Reorganisation Agreement 1998

PART 1          APPLICATION & OPERATION

1.1     Title

Title            This agreement shall be known as the NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty
                 Ltd (NRG GOS) Certified Agreement 2006.

1.2     Definitions

1.2.1            Gladstone Power Station Award – State 2003.
The Award

1.2.2            Gladstone Power Station.
GPS

1.2.3            NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd. (A.C.N. 061 519 275)
The Company

1.2.4        As defined in the Clause 5.4 of the Gladstone Power Station Award – State
The      All 2003.
Purpose Wage
Rate

1.2.5        The Gladstone Power Station Operator Reorganisation Agreement 1998.
The Operator
Agreement

1.3     Application

1.3.1            This agreement shall apply to:
Parties          •     The Company;
Covered          •     Employees whose employment is subject to The Award;
                 •     Electrical Trades Union of Employees Queensland;
                 •     Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees;
                 •     Automotive, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries
                       Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland;
                 •     Federated Engine Drivers’ and Firemen’s Association of Australasia
                       Queensland Branch, Union of Employees;
                 •     The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers,
                       Australia, Queensland Branch, Union of Employees;
                 •     Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia (Queensland Branch)
                       Union of Employees.

1.3.2        This Agreement will remain in force for a period of 36 months from its date
Duration  of of certification viz 30 December 2005 by the Queensland Industrial Relations
Agreement    Commission.
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1.3.3           All parties agree that negotiations towards renewing the Agreement will
Renewing        commence no later than three months prior to its expiration so as to allow the
Agreement       establishment of a new Certified Agreement.

1.3.4         The parties to the agreement agree that during the life of this agreement, no
No    Further extra claims will be made by either party.
Claims

1.3.5           This Agreement shall be read and interpreted wholly in conjunction with the
The   Award     Award and the Operator Agreement.
and Operator    Where there is any inconsistency between this Agreement on the one hand
Agreement       and the Award and Operator Agreement on the other hand, this Agreement
                shall take precedence to the extent of the inconsistency unless otherwise
                stated.
                Where there is any inconsistency between the Award and the Operator
                Agreement, the Operator Agreement shall take precedence to the extent of the
                inconsistency unless otherwise stated.
                The Award is appended to this Agreement as Appendix B and, except as
                provided otherwise in this clause, shall form a part of this Agreement.
                The Operator Agreement is appended to this Agreement as Appendix C and,
                except as provided otherwise in this clause, shall form a part of this
                Agreement.
                In the event that the provisions of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (C’th)
                arising out of the Work Choices Bill are found to be invalid, and this
                Agreement to be unenforceable as a workplace agreement pursuant to that
                legislation, it is the intention of the parties that the Agreement will continue to
                be enforceable as a certified agreement pursuant to the Industrial Relations
                Act 1999 (Qld).
                In that event, the parties have agreed that the Award contained in Appendix B
                will resume its former status as an award of the Queensland Industrial
                Relations Commission, and the Operator Agreement contained in Appendix C
                will resume its previous status as an agreement, the nominal expiry date of
                which is 11 November 2001.

PART 2        FLEXIBILITY

2.1    Workplace Flexibilities Under Current Award Provisions (Removing Artificial
       Demarcations)
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2.1.1            NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd has a business plan to meet. The
Foreword         Company, employee delegates and State Union Officials agree that the
                 Enterprise Bargaining Agreement can positively support the business plan if
                 the agreement focuses on:
                 (a) job security;
                 (b) fair pay;
                 (c) workplace flexibility.
                 The parties agree that the operational needs of the enterprise require a more
                 flexible set of working arrangements and that these arrangements (both now
                 and in the future) will bring about a more productive enterprise by removing
                 artificial boundaries and barriers.
                 Joint Working Parties will be established as required to identify specific
                 opportunities to improve workplace flexibility and to recommend
                 implementation plans for each opportunity.

2.1.2         Identifying and implementing flexible working arrangements (within current
Implementatio Award provisions) will be achieved using the following process.
n Process     (a) Work Group Involvement
                    • Discuss and implement flexibility with involvement of affected
                         employees. (See Section -2.1.3 “Flexibility Examples”).
                    • Review any changed work practices to ensure they are effective.
                    • Resolve concerns at the work group level whenever possible. If
                         general acceptance of an outcome cannot be achieved at the work
                         group level, the current practice will continue and the matter will be
                         referred to the JWCC.
              (b) Joint Workplace Consultative Committee
                    • Establish processes involving the affected parties to resolve any
                       matters referred to them. If the matter cannot be resolved
                       immediately, current practice will continue until issue is resolved.
                    • The JWCC will continually review implemented workplace
                       flexibility to ensure the intent of this agreement is being met. This
                       will be a regular JWCC agenda item.
                 (c)   Quarterly Site Meeting of State Union Officials
                       The workplace flexibility's process will be audited and reviewed at the
                       quarterly meetings of State Union Officials and NRG Management.
                       The focus of the auditing process will be on ensuring workplace
                       flexibility is continually improved.
                 (d)   Problem Solving Procedure
                       At any stage of the process, the Problem Solving Procedure can be
                       initiated by an employee.
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2.1.3           The objective is to allow employees to see tasks through to completion
Flexibilities   without artificial demarcations. This allows employees to have more control
Examples        over the entire task and provides an opportunity for the task to be done more
                efficiently.
                The following examples show the types of flexibility that could improve the
                enterprise. These are examples of flexibility that the parties agree will be
                implemented with this agreement. The parties also agree that this list of
                examples is only indicative of the changes that can be made under current
                Award provisions. The intent of this Agreement is that each work group will
                continually investigate and implement appropriate flexibility initiatives.
                The implementation process set out in Clause 2.1.2 will apply to all flexibility
                proposals put forward by employees, work teams and management. This
                includes the flexibility examples shown below.
                The safety of employees and the requirements of the Workplace Health and
                Safety Act and NRG safety policies must not be compromised.
                (a) Lubrication crew may remove and replace covers/guards to lubricate
                     equipment.
                (b) Mechanical and Electrical Tradespersons may carry out minor welding
                     repairs and basic non-load bearing fabrication within the limits of their
                     competence.
                (c) Outside day workers normal working hours, Operations Employees may
                     carry out minor running maintenance and isolation proving practices
                     within the limits of the individual's competence and limited to basic
                     tools, eg. nip glands, change fuses once, thrust filters, low point drains,
                     apply hand earths, special circuit isolations, top up oil levels and secure
                     fittings.
                (d) Non-operational employees may carry out agreed limited mechanical
                      isolations. Procedures to be developed by the appropriate JWP.
                (e) Operations employees may change oil gun tips.
                (f) Within safety and operational limits employees paid to drive forklifts
                      may do so in any part of the plant to complete the whole task.
                (g) Satellite stores and other designated locations: Vendors may deliver
                      direct to point of final storage (consignment stock).
                (h) As required, mechanical plant service employees may be utilised to
                      assist electrical tradespersons in non-electrical situations. Similarly,
                      electrical plant service employees may assist mechanical tradespersons.
                (i) To meet planned and emergency work peaks and to reduce the need for
                      Specific Task Employees and Contractors, Employee movement can be
                      made across work groups as per Award provisions.
                (j) Allocation of more than one employee for most tasks is not mandatory
                      under the current award. However when required, employees will be
                      allocated assistance to carry out assigned tasks in a safe and efficient
                      manner.
                (k) When practical and necessary match "on-call" employee expertise to
                      work area, in order to meet safety, employee and business needs.

2.2    Workplace Flexibility – Competency Classification Structure
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2.2.1            The objectives of Competency Classification Structure are to provide
Scope            employees with meaningful and rewarding careers, to complete the required
                 work in the most economical manner and to eliminate artificial boundaries
                 and barriers that restrict employees from being able to do their best.
                 Some areas considered in its formulation included:
                 • Sharing the workload;
                 • Sharing the skills;
                 • Coping with peaks and troughs in work load;
                 • Work force utilization;
                 • "Out of hours" coverage;
                 • The safety of employees and the requirements of the Workplace Health
                     and Safety Act and NRG safety policies.

PART 3         COMMUNICATION, CONSULTATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

3.1     Consultation

3.1.1            Effective two-way consultation is a fundamental requirement in continual
Consultative     improvement at Gladstone Power Station.
Process          It is recognised that consultation has been improving. The parties are
                 committed to further improve current consultative processes and two-way
                 communication through the implementation of leadership and team member
                 training.

3.2     Dispute Resolution

3.2.1            Any disputes arising out of this agreement shall be processed through The
Disputes         Award – Clause 3.2 - Grievance and dispute settling procedure.
Procedure

PART 4   EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEES’ DUTIES, EMPLOYMENT
RELATIONSHIP AND RELATED ARRANGEMENTS

4.1     Agreement Objectives

4.1.1            This agreement is in recognition for active and constructive participation of
Outcomes         employees in:
Achieved         • continuous improvement workshops;
                 • workplace consultative teams;
                 • Value Management Studies;
                 • work group improvement initiatives;
                 since July 2004.
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4.1.2           This agreement recognises the future commitment from employees to
Future          participate in an active and constructive manner in:
Commitment      • continuous improvement workshops;
                • workplace consultative teams;
                • Value Management Studies;
                • work group improvement initiatives;
                during the term of the agreement.

4.2   Funeral Expenses

4.2.1           The Company will contribute $2,000 towards the funeral expenses of any
Funeral         permanent NRG employee (part time, full time) who dies during the term of
Expense         their employment. This provision does not apply to casuals or Specific Task
Benefit         Employees. The funeral Expense Benefit will be paid to the next of kin as
                previously advised by the employee or paid to the benefit of the employee’s
                estate.

4.3   Incentive Scheme

4.3.1           An Incentive Payment Scheme will allocate $3,000 per person per twelve
Incentive       month period.
Scheme          The amount paid to employees will be determined by the achievement of
                Station and Work Group based indicators.
                Work group based indicators are to be agreed at work group level using
                established Business Planning processes and approved by the General
                Manager Gladstone Operations.

4.4   Day Work Roster and Aggregated Salaries

4.4.1         During the course of this agreement the parties will:
Day      Work (a) conduct a review of the day work roster;
Roster    and (b) consider the possibility of implementing an agreed aggregated salary
Aggregated          system which incorporates a maximum overtime cap.
Salaries
              Each has the potential to provide benefits to the Company and employees on
              a cost neutral basis.
                It is agreed that the WCT will utilise the Value Management Process and a
                yet to be agreed, third party facilitator skilled in this VM process.
                If any agreement is reached under this heading, this certified agreement may
                be varied in accordance with Section 169 of the Queensland Industrial
                Relations Act 1999.

4.5   Contractors
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4.5.1            Where The Company or its employees consider that any Core, Non-Core or
Resourcing       Side by Side work volume is beyond the capacity of the existing employees,
Consultation     or the work requires specialist resources; whereby, requiring the use of
&     Decision   contractors at the GPS, the effected work group that would normally do that
Making           work and any relevant specialist shall make the resourcing decision with
                 management having the power of veto. Form 1's are required. There is no
                 requirement for endorsement by any union delegate(s).
                 The parties agree during the term of this agreement to meet and resolve any
                 outstanding issues in relation to use of contractors.

4.5.2        Core work performed by labour hire employees directly engaged by The
Side by Side Company to supplement its permanent and specific task employees is
Work         considered "side by side" work.
             Where a contractor is engaged under a schedule of rates contract with The
             Company and is required to work in conjunction with or along side GPS -
             Award covered employees on a task, the work covered by that contract is
             "side by side". This is irrespective of the employment status of the
             contractor's labour resource.

4.5.3            The total gross rate of pay for a contractor working on core work including
Minimum          allowances and payments will be at least equivalent to the GPS competency
Rates of Pay     system entry level rate for the same classification including GPS Premium
for     Core     and relevant competencies required for the work performed under the
Work             contract.

4.5.4          The parties agree that the current provisions of the Gladstone Power Station
Use         of Award – State, Clause 4.6 – Contractors, and agreed Use of Contractors at
Contractors    GPS Procedure shall continue to be used for the life of this agreement.
               It is also agreed that where practicable, nine working days prior to contractors
               being engaged, NRG will advise employees of its intention to use a
               contractor, the number and type of employees which it expects that the
               contractor will use and the scope of work they are required to perform. Every
               endeavour will be made to give prior notice when urgent contract work is
               necessary.
4.6    Continuous Improvement
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4.6.1         The parties agree the following programs are important to the success of the
Continuous    business and the security and well being of employees. To be successful the
Improvement   programs will require the support of all employees.
Programs      • NRG Safety Program;
              • NRG Working Together;
              • Work Management System;
              • Environmental Management Plan;
              • Training & Development Program.
              All employees will be made aware of their involvement in the programs and
              how the programs will affect them. All employees are encouraged to
              participate in and contribute to these programs.
              The progress will be continuously reviewed through the JWCC process. A
              summary of the improvement programs is included in the following section
              4.7 – “Employee Involvement in Continuous Improvement Programs”.

4.6.2         The Company and its employees are committed to challenging the usage of
Consumables   consumables in their area:
              • look for better ways to use items;
              • can items be eliminated or replaced with something more suitable;
              • look for new ideas and technologies that will make the overall effect of a
                  change of an item more cost effective (easier to use, does the job better
                  and saves time spent on the job).
              Consumables Measures
              1. A trended graph showing a comparison of cost of consumables will be
                 developed and endorsed by the JWCC to monitor the progress of work
                 groups, departments and the whole station. These graphs will show
                 monthly and twelve month trends.
              2. A list of all consumables used will be made available to each
                 workgroup/department monthly.

              Suggestions for Reductions
              1. Correct storage of items in the warehouse and satellite stores is essential
                 to provide prolonged shelf life for our consumables. Each area that is
                 responsible for a satellite store should ensure that items are stored
                 correctly and that partly used consumables are stored away for future use.
              2. The supply section will continue to monitor packaging and storage
                 conditions of items delivered to and stored in the warehouse with a view
                 to maximising shelf life.
              3. Each area should monitor the usage of consumable items their currency
                 and useability. Review the satellite store inventory (where applicable) to
                 eliminate obsolete items and monitor areas for example where material
                 off-cuts are stored so that those off-cuts are used (if possible) before new
                 stock is ordered.
              4. Reducing the amount of rework will also reduce the usage of
                 consumables. If work has to be repeated it will increase the amount of
                 consumables used.
4.7   Employee Involvement in Continuous Improvement Programs
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4.7.1      This proactive safety program is established on a strong underlying principle;
NRG Safety “the answer to a safe and healthy workplace lies with the involvement of each
Program    of us”. If every employee participates in a positive manner, we will succeed.
           The safety action program is built on an NRG model which provides a
           practical baseline from which to work and is based on employee action and
           involvement on a continuous basis.
                The program is based on the following key elements:
                • Safety reference library;
                • Accident investigation and reporting;
                • Employee action accident reduction;
                • Facility conditions accident reduction;
                • Key safety issues;
                • Safety meetings;
                • Safety training;
                • Safety Program management and maintenance.

4.7.2           The Work Management Systems are all the processes that establish the
Work            standards for how work is done on site.
Management      The Systems are currently being designed to allow the Passport Software to
System          operate effectively and help Gladstone Power Station achieve our operational
                and contractual commitments.
                The role of every employee is to support and use the procedures which are
                developed from this redesign.
                It is also important that every employee highlights problems with these
                procedures and the Work Management System so that the system can be
                continually improved.

4.7.3           It is a requirement under the Environmental Protection Act that an
Environmenta    Environmental Management System be developed for the Gladstone Power
l Management    Station site.
System          It is important that all employees understand that pollution from Gladstone
                Power Station results from the work activities that we are all involved with.
                Each year, an Environmental Management Plan will be developed in
                consultation with and for each department and workgroup.
                It is the role of each employee to assist with development of these
                Environmental Management Plans and to ensure that all procedures
                developed for these plans are followed.

4.7.4           The ‘NRG Working Together’ course is a three day training program offered
NRG             to all employees at Gladstone for the purpose of:
Working         • communicating the organisational direction to employees;
Together
                • working together in a competitive business environment;
Program
                • increasing the knowledge of leadership and team skills.
                The program is a residential based course conducted off site and is voluntary
                for all personnel covered by this agreement.
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4.7.5             The parties are committed to ensuring that all employees have a mutually
Training and      agreed training and development plan that meets the employee’s needs and
Development       the needs of the business. These plans should encompass the following and be
Program           driven by manager accountability.
                  In establishing an employee’s plan, the following points should be reviewed:
                  • status of an employee’s personal competency profile;
                  • plant and business familiarity;
                  • technical skills;
                  • people skills;
                  • business literacy.

4.8      Process for Determining Future Staff Roles

4.8.1            The parties agree that in determining future staff roles, the process detailed
Future     Staff below shall apply. The following arrangement sets out the agreed process for
Roles            determining future staff roles at GPS and is designed to meet the needs of the
                 Company, the employees and their Unions.

4.8.2      A permanent Sub-committee of the Joint Workplace Consultative Committee
Make up of (JWCC) will be established to consider proposals for new or existing roles to
Sub-       be designated staff as the result of organisational changes.
Committee  The Sub-committee shall be made up of six individuals comprising:
           • Two employee representatives elected from within the current JWCC
              representatives;
           • Two employer representatives;
           • One state official from the principal Unions;
           • Manager Employee Relations, Health, Safety & Environment.

4.8.3             Having considered the requirements of a role, the sub-committee shall make
Consultative      one of four recommendations to the JWCC:
Process           (i)   the role should be considered staff;
                  (ii) the role should be award covered;
                  (iii) the sub-committee could not reach agreement; or
                  (iv) an alternative proposition.
                  The JWCC should consider all recommendations of the sub-committee,
                  adding any additional facts or comments before making the final
                  recommendation to the General Manager Gladstone Operations and the State
                  Single Bargaining Unit (SBU).
                  Note: In considering if a role is to be regarded as staff, all parties shall pay
                  due regard to roles already determined to be staff.
                  The General Manager Gladstone Operations shall review the recommendation
                  and if the decision is to proceed with the proposal, the Company shall notify
                  the state Single Bargaining Unit (SBU) in writing, of this decision. The SBU
                  should advise their acceptance or otherwise of the decision within fourteen
                  (14) days of receiving the advice. The Company will not proceed with further
                  action on the proposal until this period has expired.
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4.8.4           Should any party to the award not agree with a recommendation, clause 3.2 of
Disputed        the Award, “Grievance and dispute settling procedure”, shall apply. All roles
Decisions       in dispute shall retain their current employment status until it is determined
                otherwise. Resolution of disputed roles could be either by:
                • The parties in dispute reaching agreement;
                • Industrial Relations Commission determination.

4.8.5           The Company shall maintain a record of the names of all staff roles and the
Records         employees who currently fill those respective roles. A current report shall be
                made available to:
                • any employee, on request;
                • the first JWCC meeting after any changes;
                • the JWCC, quarterly where no changes have occurred.

4.8.6           This process shall be reviewed twelve months from the date of
Review          implementation by the parties to this agreement.
4.9   Redundancy Provisions

4.9.1           This provision applies to the company in relation to those of its employees
Application     whose employment is subject to the Gladstone Power Station Award – State
                and whose roles have been declared redundant by the company.

4.9.2       A role becomes redundant when the company decides its need for the role at
When does a Gladstone Power Station has diminished or ceased.
Role Become
Redundant?

4.9.3           The objectives of this provision are to:
Objectives      (a) Provide compensation to employees whose roles have been declared by
                    the company to be redundant, and for whom suitable alternative
                    employment with the company cannot be found.
                (b) Provide employees with the option of voluntary retrenchment/early
                    retirement when appropriate.
                (c) Assist employees find employment outside the company.
                Where there is a need to reduce the number of permanent roles at Gladstone
                Power Station, the procedures outlined in this provision will be applied in the
                following order:
                1. Early Retirement and/or Re-deployment;
                2. Voluntary Redundancy;
                3. Forced Redundancy.
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4.9.4         •   ‘company’ means NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd.
Definitions
              •   ‘employee’ means an employee of NRG Gladstone Operating Services
                  Pty Ltd, whose employment is subject to the Gladstone Power Station
                  Award – State.
              •   ‘representatives’ means the industrial organisations of employees who are
                  bound by the award.
              •   ‘award’ means the Gladstone Power Station Award – State.
              •   ‘role’ means work of a particular kind with the company at Gladstone
                  Power Station.
              •   ‘redundant role’ is one where the company has decided that the need for a
                  role at Gladstone Power Station has diminished or ceased.
              •   ‘voluntary redundancy’ – shall mean that when a role has been declared
                  redundant, an employee who can demonstrate the necessary competencies
                  to perform the role may volunteer to accept the retrenchment conditions.
              •   ‘voluntary separation/early retirement’ shall mean the resignation of an
                  employee in accordance with a broad based voluntary separation/early
                  retirement program which meets the requirements of the Income Tax
                  Assessment Act 1936.
              •   a ‘retrenchment benefit’ is compensation provided to a retrenched
                  employee for loss of job tenure - it is not a resignation benefit.
              •   ‘all-purpose rate’ has the meaning given in the award and subsequent
                  agreements.
              •   ‘Employment National’ means the organisation formerly known as the
                  Commonwealth Employment Service (CES).
              •   ‘service’ means the term of continuous service with the company and, for
                  a former QEC employee, includes the term of continuous service stated in
                  the employee's certificate given at the time of the sale of the Station.
              •   ‘former QEC employee means an employee who:
                  (a)   immediately before the date of transfer was employed by the
                        Queensland Electricity Commission at the Gladstone Power
                        Station; and
                  (b)   became an employee on the date of transfer because of the Power
                        Station Sale agreement.
              •   ‘date of transfer’ has the meaning given in the Gladstone Power Station
                  Agreement Act 1993.
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4.9.5            An employee who is retrenched is not entitled to any benefits contained in
Employees        this provision if at any time the employee:
Who Are Not      (a) has less than 1 year’s continuous service as an employee of the company
Entitled  To          at the time the role was declared redundant; or
Benefits         (b) unreasonably refuses suitable alternative employment at Gladstone Power
                      Station offered by the company ; or
                 (c) is a casual employee or is engaged for a specific task; or
                 (d) agrees to perform work as an employee of the company in another role at
                      Gladstone Power Station; or
                 (e) dies or suffers an injury or illness of a kind which results in a medical
                      determination of ‘Total and Permanent Disability’ during or before the
                      period of notice referred to in clause 4.9.7 of this provision; or
                 (f) terminates his or her employment during the period of notice referred to
                      in clause 4.9.7 of this provision without the company's prior approval,
                      unless the approval is unreasonably withheld; or
                 (g) whose employment is terminated by the company at any time, following
                      the application of the discipline procedure for neglect of duty or
                      misconduct.

4.9.6         Where the company is declaring a role or roles as redundant, or is initiating a
Consultation  voluntary separation/early retirement program, the company shall, as soon as
with Relevant practicable, provide the following information to any relevant union(s):
Unions        • the reasons for the role or roles being declared redundant;
              • the number, location and descriptions of the redundant roles; or
              • the structure of the voluntary separation/early retirement program.
                 The company must meet with any relevant union to discuss the
                 information provided.
                 In the case of forced redundancy, the company shall discuss the following
                 additional matters:
                 • the method which the company has used to identify the role or roles
                     declared as redundant;
                 • the date or dates upon which the affected employees were advised of the
                     company’s decision;
                 • the steps taken, or being taken, or proposed to be taken, by the company,
                     to offer suitable alternative employment to employees affected.
                 The groupings of like roles (ie areas of similar work requiring similar
                 competency profiles) from which employees will be selected for the
                 redundant roles.
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4.9.7          Following the consultation process in accordance with section 5, employees
Period      of and their unions will receive formal notification of redundancy in accordance
Notice         with the provision of the Workplace Relations Act of 1997 as set out below:
                (a) if an employee’s continuous service is :-


                              Length of Service                                 Period        of
                                                                                Notice
                  (i)         not more than 1 year                              1 week
                  (ii)        more than 1 year but not more than 3 years        2 weeks
                  (iii)       more than 3 years but not more than 5 years       3 weeks
                  (iv)        more than 5 years                                 4 weeks

                (b) Increased by 1 week if the employee:
                     (i)     is over 45 years old; and
                     (ii)    has completed at least 2 years of continuous service with the
                             employer.
                When this period of notice has expired NRG will terminate these employees
                if suitable alternative employment has not been found within NRG Gladstone.
                Should the Company choose to give less than the prescribed notice, then the
                Company will make payment in lieu of the notice. This payment must at least
                equal the total of the amount the Company would have been liable to pay the
                employee if the employee’s employment had continued until the end of the
                required notice period.

4.9.8           (a)      Payments during Period of Notice
Procedure                During the Period of Notice or up to the point of retrenchment, an
After                    employee who is a shift worker and is to be retrenched:
Notification of          (i) must receive at least the average loadings that applied to the roster
Forced                        the employee would have worked had the employee not been
Redundancies                  retrenched; and
                         (ii) must receive all other payments during this period of notice based
                              on this principle.
                         An employee who has been given notice that the employee's role is
                         redundant must be given an appropriate amount of special leave at full
                         pay to seek other employment. This leave is subject to the company's
                         normal approval procedures.
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(b)   Redeployment
      Promptly after the notice is given, the company and each employee in
      the role must together consider the employee’s competencies in the role
      to decide if:
      (i) the employee can perform work in a vacant role; or
      (ii) the employee, with reasonable retraining, could perform work in
            another role.
      An employee is not entitled to benefits under this agreement if the
      employee:
      (i) agrees to perform another role; or
      (ii) unreasonably refuses to agree to perform another role.
      This subsection does not apply to an employee if, within 3 months of
      performing another role, the employee or company find the other role to
      be unsatisfactory.
      If an employee, whose role has become redundant, agrees to perform
      another role for which the rate of pay is lower than the rate paid for the
      redundant role, the company must pay the employee the rate for the
      redundant role as follows:
      (i) For two years from the employee starting work in the other role; or
      (ii) Until the all purpose rate of pay for the other role is more than the
            rate of the redundant role; and
      (iii) The rate paid will be the all purpose rate for the redundant role,
            excluding shift penalties.
(c)   Selection of Volunteers During a Forced Redundancy Program
      When a role has been declared redundant, an employee who can
      demonstrate the necessary competencies to perform the role may
      nominate to be considered for retrenchment.
      The Company has the sole discretion in determining which employee is
      to be accepted for voluntary retrenchment based on equitable criteria.
      The provisions of this agreement with the exception of clause 4.9.8(b)
      apply in the case of a voluntary redundancy.

(d)   Forced Redundancy Selection Process
      In the event that the company declares one or more roles redundant in
      circumstances where the company is required to select from a group of
      employees, then the following provisions shall guide the company in
      making such a decision:
      (i) the employee to be retrenched shall be selected by the company
            based on application of demonstrated core competencies, assessed
            performance, demonstrated commitment to the company and
            equity.
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                 (d)   Forced Redundancy Selection Process (Cont’d)
                       (ii) Objective criteria will be developed based on these factors and
                             agreed between the company, its employees and their unions prior
                             to November 1999. This provision will not be unreasonably
                             withheld by the parties.
                       (iii) The company and the unions will review the objective criteria
                             prior to their application in any forced redundancy situation.
                       All employees who operate boilers and turbine units shall be regarded
                       for the purposes of the application of this clause, to be performing work
                       in the same role and to have the same demonstrated core competencies.

4.9.9           For a Voluntary Separation/Early Retirement Program to qualify for the tax
Voluntary       concessions, it must meet those requirements as defined in Income Tax
Separation    / Legislation and associated Rulings. The fundamental requirements are:
Early           •    the program must be offered to all employees within a class identified
Retirement           by the employer,
Program         •    the program must be entered into with a view to rationalising or re-
                     organising the operations of the employer with an identified purpose in
                     mind, and
                •    the program must be approved by the Commissioner of Taxation prior
                     to implementation.
                 Voluntary Separation/Early Retirement Selection Process
                 (i) The Company has limited power of veto under the tax guidelines.
                       However, should the program be oversubscribed, the sole discretion in
                       determining the employee(s) who are to be accepted for voluntary
                       retrenchment, will rest with the Company.
                 (ii) The provisions of this provision, with the exception of clause 4.9.8,
                       apply in the case of a voluntary separation or early retirement.
                 (iii) The employee, in consultation with their manager, will normally
                       determine their date of resignation within the program guidelines. The
                       Period of Notice (Clause 4.9.7) shall only apply if the company dictates
                       a specific date of resignation to meet the business needs.
                 Benefits available from different redundancy procedures
                 This provision does not prevent the company from consulting with employees
                 and their unions regarding different redundancy procedures and benefits for a
                 broad based voluntary separation / early retirement program. Any variation to
                 the retrenchment package will overall be no less beneficial than the total
                 package defined in this provision.

4.9.10          The company must give an employee who is to be retrenched a notice stating
Statement    of the employee's name, period of employment, latest role, reason for
Employee        termination and demonstrated competencies.
Service
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4.9.11         On termination, eligible employees who have not been able to secure
Retrenchment   alternative employment within Gladstone Power Station and have at least one
Package        year's continuous service will receive the following benefits:
               (a) An ex - gratia retrenchment payment of three (3) weeks salary per year of
                    service paid at the all purpose rate, together with a proportionate amount
                    for an incomplete year of service. The minimum and maximum
                    retrenchment payments are equivalent to 4 weeks and 78 weeks salary
                    respectively.
               (b) A payment of 13 weeks salary, at the all purpose rate, in compensation
                    for the removal of the previous provision of 6 months notice and is
                    inclusive of the previous Early Separation Incentive Payment (ESIP)
                    provision included in the GPS (Redundancy) Regulation 1994.
               (c) A long service leave payment of 1.3 weeks salary at the all purpose rate
                    for each completed year of continuous service, and a proportionate
                    amount for an incomplete year of service, less any long service leave
                    already taken.
               (d) Payment of accrued and pro-rata annual leave paid at the all purpose rate
                    plus 17.5% holiday loading for Day Workers and Day Shift Operators
                    and at the projected roster rate for continuous shift workers.
               (e) A superannuation benefit calculated according to the Trust Deed of the
                    Gladstone Power Station Sub-Fund of the ESI Superannuation Fund.
               (f) Each employee will be provided with a statement showing the calculation
                    of an estimate of the retrenchment payment.
               (g) Employees who are retrenched and, within 3 months of their termination
                    of employment, leave the area to take up employment outside of the
                    Gladstone area will receive relocation assistance (currently a maximum
                    of $8000).
               (h) The company will continue to provide the Tertiary Allowance for those
                    dependent(s) of employees who have been given forced redundancies
                    until the normal completion of their course. It will be the responsibility
                    of the retrenched employee to substantiate this training expense to the
                    satisfaction of the company by way of receipts, results etc. as detailed in
                    the company’s Tertiary Education Policy.
               (i) The company will also continue to provide some Tertiary Allowance
                    support for dependent(s) of those employees who have elected to take
                    voluntary redundancy. This support will only continue for the remainder
                    of the semester period in which the employee was officially advised that
                    their application for voluntary redundancy was successful. It will be the
                    responsibility of the retrenched employee to substantiate this training
                    expense to the satisfaction of the company by way of receipts, results etc.
                    as detailed in the company’s Tertiary Education Policy.
               (j) Retrenched employees may claim up to $l,000 for external training taken
                    up within 6 months of being retrenched. The employee is required to
                    substantiate this training expense to the satisfaction of the company by
                    way of receipts, results etc.
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4.9.12            When a role becomes redundant and after consultation with the employees in
Notification to   the role and their representatives, the company must notify Employment
Employment        National of the number and details of employees who will be affected by the
National          redundancy.

4.9.13            The company will provide affected employees with information and support
Support           that will assist them in dealing with the redundancy. This assistance can be
Sessions          provided by the following methods:
                  • general information seminars;
                  • financial planning advice;
                  • retirement planning advice; and
                  • a professional resume service.

4.9.14            If an employee considers a decision of the employee's immediate manager
Problem           about the application of this provision is unfair then the employee may appeal
Solving           against the decision to the employee's manager once removed.
Process           This does not affect the employee’s right to:
                  (i)    take a proceeding about the employee's rights under this provision in a
                         court of competent jurisdiction; or
                  (ii)   initiate the problem solving process outlined in the Award and the
                         Employee Handbook.
                  Note – The parties to the provision are NRG Gladstone Operating Services
                  Pty. Ltd and the relevant state unions respondent to the Gladstone Power
                  Station Award – State.

PART 5         WAGES AND RELATED MATTERS

5.1    Wages

5.1.1             Each of the percentage increases specified in the agreement are cumulative
Application       and apply to and increase The All Purpose Wage Rate, subject to Salary
                  Sacrificing as detailed in this agreement whereby some employees may
                  request that some of the increases be salary sacrificed in lieu of wage
                  increases.

5.1.2             A five percent (5.0 %) increase to The All Purpose Wage Rate will apply
Percentage        from 13 July 2006.
Increases         An additional five percent (5.0%) increase to The All Purpose Wage Rate will
                  apply from 13 July 2007.
                  A further four percent (4.0%) increase to The All Purpose Wage Rate will
                  apply from 13 July 2008.
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5.1.3            In recognition of work value increases associated with employees' involvement
Operator         and co-operation in the following areas:
Premium          (a) operating multiple units;
                 (b) implementation “manning to workload” principles; and
                 (c) the recognition that, from time to time, more than 5 minutes is spent in
                       effecting shift changeovers,
                 which resulted from the production reorganisation program implemented
                 between September 2000 and March 2004, the following increase will be made
                 to the wage rates of power plant controllers and unit controllers:
                 • from 1 January 2006 – a 1% wage increase will apply.
                 On the basis that the production reorganisation program has concluded, the
                 parties agree that the wage increases referred to above are paid in full and
                 final satisfaction for all claims associated with the production reorganisation
                 program implemented between September 2000 and March 2004.

5.1.4          The increases to operator entry points and competencies as a result of
Application of increases detailed in 5.1.2, 5.1.3 and 5.1.4 will be applied as detailed in the
Operator       following table:
Premium
                  Current Entry Current
                                                    Replacement
                  Levels     & Value                                  From 1/1/06
                                                    Competency
                  Competency    6/12/05
                                                                      1.0%
                  Entry Level 4      $67,044.45                       $67,714.89
                  Entry Level 5      $72,739.28                       $73,466.67
                  010                $916.24        519               $925.40
                  013                $475.23                          $475.23
                  014                $670.91                          $670.91
                  015                $661.82        520               $668.44
                  275                $2,126.30      521               $2,147.56
                  507                $1,070.72                        $1,081.43
                  510                2146.89                          $2,168.36
                  511                $607.30                          $613.37
                  512                $749.66                          $757.15
                  518                $1,340.29                        $1,353.70



5.1.5            The relevant competencies, which make up The All Purpose Wage Rate for
Competencies     the various classifications are set out in Appendix A.

5.1.6          The minimum entry levels which make up The All Purpose Wage Rate for the
Entry    Level various classifications are set out below.
Rates
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                                         Current as
Classification           Entry Level                 13-Jul-06       13-Jul-07     13-Jul-08
                                         of 6-Dec-05
                                                       5.0%          5.0%          4.0%
Tech          Services Entry Level
                                         $41,130.53    $43,187.06 $45,346.41
Employee               1A                                                          $47,160.27
                       Entry Level
                                         $42,890.21    $45,034.72 $47,286.46
                       1B                                                          $49,177.91
                       Entry Level 2     $44,509.11    $46,734.57 $49,071.30       $51,034.15
                       Entry Level 3     $63,273.39    $66,437.06 $69,758.91       $72,549.27
Opertions        Coal Entry Level
                                         $39,340.25    $41,307.27 $43,372.63
Stream                 1A                                                          $45,107.53
                       Entry Level
                                         $42,657.63    $44,790.51 $47,030.03
                       1B                                                          $48,911.23
                       Entry Level
Plant Services                           $36,293.72    $38,108.40 $40,013.82
                       1A                                                          $41,614.38
                       Entry Level
                                         $39,223.96    $41,185.16 $43,244.42
                       1B                                                          $44,974.19
                       Entry Level 2     $42,974.37    $45,123.09    $47,379.24    $49,274.41
Operations Stream      Entry Level 3     $56,510.62    $59,929.52    $62,925.99    $65,443.03
                       Entry Level 4     $67,044.45    $71,100.63    $74,655.67    $77,641.89
                       Entry Level 5     $72,739.28    $77,140.01    $80,997.01    $84,236.89
                       Entry Level
Admin Services                           $36,743.58    $38,580.76 $40,509.80
                       1A                                                          $42,130.19
                       Entry Level
                                         $44,971.22    $47,219.78 $49,580.77
                       1B                                                          $51,564.00
                       Entry Level 2     $49,296.96    $51,761.81 $54,349.90       $56,523.90
                       Entry Level 3     $55,619.56    $58,400.54 $61,320.56       $63,773.39

5.1.7            The GPS Premiums including the Burner Front Allowance and the Coal Dust
GPS Premium      Premium (this premium refers to the Coal Dust Allowance that the Fuel
                 Handlers receive for 6 hours per 12 hour shift as per Clause 5.7.5 (a) in The
                 Award) will be increased by the agreed percentages as detailed below.
                 The increase in these premiums is for this agreement only and sets no
                 precedent for these premiums to be increased in any future EBA’s.


                        Current Value
Allowance                             13-Jul-06          13-Jul-07          13-Jul-08
                        6-Dec-05

                                          5.0%           5.0%               4.0%
GPS Premium –1          $0.00             $0.00          $0.00              $0.00
GPS Premium – 2         $382.56           $401.69        $421.77            $438.64
GPS Premium – 3         $765.08           $803.33        $843.50            $877.24
GPS Premium – 4         $1,147.64         $1,205.02      $1,265.27          $1,315.88
Burner Front            $2,295.24         $2,410.00      $2,530.50          $2,631.72
Coal Dust Premium1      $1,518.41         $1,594.33      $1,674.04          $1,741.01
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5.2    Allowances

5.2.1         Allowances will be increased as detailed below. The increase in these
Increase   to allowances is for this agreement only and sets no precedent for these
General       allowances to be increased in any future EBA’s. These increases will apply
Allowances    from the dates as specified in the table below.
                  The Coal Dust allowance below refers to the hourly rate Fuel Handlers
                  receive for any hours worked in excess of those referred to in “GPS Premium
                  - Coal Dust Premium” referred to in Clause 5.1.6, when working on train
                  unloading or in cleaning of the transfer towers and bunkers.


                                   Current as
 Allowance                         of 6-Dec- 01-Jan-06 13-Jul-06           13-Jul-07    13-Jul-08
                                   05
                                                               5.0%        5.0%         4.0%
 Asbestos Removal ($/hr)           $0.57209         $0.57209   $0.60069    $0.63073     $0.65596
 Meal ($/meal)                     $9.54            $9.54      $10.02      $10.52       $10.94
 Coal Dust ($/hr)                  $1.62198         $1.62198   $1.70308    $1.78824     $1.85977
 Tradesman Tool Allow. ($/year)    $1,086.80        $1,086.80 $1,141.14 $1,198.20 $1,246.12
 Callout/Availability ($/day)       $35.00          $40.00     $42.00      $44.10       $45.86

5.2.2             The EFT Withdrawal Allowance shall be increased as per detailed below.
Electronic        The allowance will be paid (on a weekly basis) for meeting costs associated
Funds             with accessing wages from the employee's nominated bank accounts. This
Withdrawal        amount will be paid in full to part time permanent employees. This allowance
Allowance         will form part of the All Purpose Wage Rate.
                                              Current as 13-Jul-          13-Jul-     13-Jul-
                   Allowance
                                              of 6-Dec-05 06              07          08
                                                          5.0%            5.0%        4.0%
                   EFT       Withdrawal
                                        $312.00                $327.60    $343.98     $357.74
                   Allowance

5.2.3             An electricity allowance of $664.00 will be paid to employees on 1 January
Electricity       each year. This allowance will be paid to part time employees on a pro-rata
Allowance         basis. This allowance will be paid to casual and Specific Task Employees on
                  a weekly basis. Apprentices will also be paid on a weekly basis.
                  This allowance does not form part of the All Purpose Rate.
                  Employees will be able to salary sacrifice this allowance as detailed in
                  Section 5.4 of this agreement.

5.3    WorkCover Queensland Claims
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5.3.1             Subject to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation
WorkCover         Act 2003, Work Cover Queensland claims will be processed so that NRG
Queensland        continues to pay an injured employee’s wages directly with the Work Cover
Claims            Queensland payments being made directly to NRG.
                  Providing a Work Cover Claim is accepted, NRG will pay the injured
                  employee the wages associated with the first day of each claim.
5.4    Salary Sacrifice

5.4.1             From the certification of this agreement The Company will not unreasonably
General           withhold agreement to the salary sacrifice of remuneration as per Company
                  policies up to the maximum amount as provided for by this agreement.

5.4.2             The Company will provide mechanisms for employees to salary sacrifice the
Items that can    following:
be       Salary   • mandatory superannuation contributions;
Sacrificed        • voluntary additional superannuation contributions;
                  • novated car leases;
                  • laptop computers;
                  • mobile phones;
                  • work software;
                  • electronic diaries;
                  • tools of the trade;
                  • membership fees to airport lounges;
                  • membership fees & subscriptions of trade/professional journals.

5.4.3             All salary sacrificing options will be subject to a salary packaging
Australian        consultant’s review to ensure it complies with the Australian Tax Office
Tax Office        rulings at the time.
                  Should the tax laws change on salary sacrificing allowing additional salary
                  sacrificing options e.g. electricity payments, subject to a salary packaging
                  consultants review The Company will not unreasonably withhold agreement
                  to any additional salary sacrifice options.
                  The Company’s ability to participate in salary sacrifice is conditional on the
                  requirements of the tax laws, which may change from time to time.

5.4.4          All salary sacrificing arrangement shall be cost neutral to The Company with
Cost        of any third party administration costs and tax imposts being passed onto the
Administratio employee.
n

5.4.5             With the exception of superannuation and car leases, payment for all of the
Payment           above options shall be over a period of no more than 3 months except for
Periods           laptop computers which shall be over a period of no greater than 6 months.
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5.4.6           Additional Member Voluntary Contributions is defined, as those
Salary          contributions that may, be made by employees under the Trust Deed of the
Sacrifice for   Gladstone Power Station Sub-Fund of the ESI Superannuation Fund.
Employee        NRG will not unreasonably withhold agreement to the salary sacrifice of
Voluntary       remuneration increases up to the maximum amount as provided for by this
Additional      agreement by way of voluntary additional superannuation contributions.
Super-          NRG’s ability to participate in salary sacrifice is conditional on the
annuation       requirements of the tax laws, which may change from time to time.
Contribution

5.4.7           Employee mandatory superannuation is defined, as the contributions required
Salary          to be made by employees under the Trust Deed of the Gladstone Power
Sacrifice for   Station Sub-Fund of the ESI Superannuation Fund.
Employee        NRG will not unreasonably withhold agreement to the salary sacrifice of
Mandatory       remuneration increases provided for by this agreement. Salary sacrifice is
Super-          limited to the full amount of the employee mandatory Superannuation
annuation       contributions (which excludes salary sacrificing part of employee mandatory
Contributions   Superannuation contributions) as allowed by the Trust Deed of the Gladstone
                Power Station Sub-Fund of the ESI Superannuation Fund.
                Employees must request NRG, in writing, to be able to take the additional
                payments offered in this agreement as superannuation contributions rather
                than as wages. Where any:
                (a) annual leave payments;
                (b) long service leave payments;
                (c) sick leave payments;
                (d) Work Cover Queensland payments,
                are made to employees who have made a request to salary sacrifice pursuant
                to this clause, those payments will be treated in the same way as ordinary
                time payments for the purposes of salary sacrifice. This allows salary
                sacrificing to be made in relation to those payments as well.
                Annual leave loading, superannuation benefits and redundancy payments will
                be calculated at the total remuneration rate prior to any salary sacrificing.
                All annual leave and long service leave entitlements accrued at the time of
                termination will be calculated and paid out on termination at the total
                remuneration rate prior to any salary sacrificing.
                NRG’s ability to participate in salary sacrifice is conditional on the
                requirements of the tax laws, which may change from time to time.

5.4.8         The Company will agree to an employee salary sacrificing a car at any time
Novated   Car during the year with no more than one change per year after 12 months from
Leases        the original purchase date.

PART 6       HOURS OF WORK, BREAKS, OVERTIME, SHIFT WORK, WEEKEND
WORK

6.1   Paid Meal Breaks on Overtime Saturday and Sundays
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6.1.1         When working planned overtime on Saturday or Sundays, employees will be
Planned       entitled to paid meal breaks provided:
overtime on • an unpaid half hour (0.5 hour) meal break is taken no earlier than four (4)
Saturdays and      hours and no later than 6 (six) hours after commencement of overtime or
Sundays            planned overtime work commences after 11:30 am; and
              • a further 3.5 hours is worked; and
              • a paid 0.5 hour meal break is actually taken and the employee has ceased
                   work and rested for the period.
                Employees are entitled to further paid meal breaks as per working overtime
                on a normal work day as per The Award Clause 6.5.1 provided the break(s)
                are taken and the employee rested. Employees who do not take a break will
                under no circumstances be paid the time for meal breaks at the end of and
                after the overtime worked.

6.1.2           The parties agree to develop a Production Availability Duty System for the
Production      Production - Continuous Shift – Operators and the Production - Continuous
Availability    Shift - Fuel Handlers. This Availability Duty System will apply only to
Duty System     Production employees working 12-hour shift rosters.
                The system must provide a formal commitment of coverage as required by the
                Gladstone Power Station Award – State. The Company and the Production
                representatives shall meet immediately following the implementation of this
                agreement to finalise the design of the system. Neither party shall
                unreasonably withhold agreement to the system.
                The availability allowance equivalent to two Production - Continuous Shift –
                Operators and two Production - Continuous Shift - Fuel Handlers per week
                will be paid to those employees who agree to make themselves available for
                work outside ordinary working hours as per the agreed Production
                Availability Duty System.
                This allowance will be paid from the first pay period after agreement is made
                on the Production Availability Duty System.

PART 7         LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

7.1.1           The provisions of the Family Leave Award State 2003 apply to and form part
Maternity       of this agreement.
Leave           Any period of maternity leave exceeding 12 months may be facilitated under
                Part Time Work Provisions in the Award.
                An employee entitled to maternity leave shall be paid 6 weeks of such leave
                at the rate of pay the employee was entitled to immediately prior to
                confinement.
                Such payment shall be made under standard leave provisions in the first pay
                period following notification of the birth and application of leave. This
                provision will only apply to employees giving birth after certification of this
                agreement.

7.2    Long Service Leave – Continuous Shift Workers
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7.2.1            If:
Payment          (a) an employee’s contract of employment with the Company ends; or
Instead   of
Long Service     (b) an employee dies;
Leave   Not      the company shall pay the employee or the deceased employee’s next of kin
Taken            or estate for the long service leave that the employee would otherwise have
                 been entitled to.
                 Payment shall be made at projected roster rate.
                 The company shall pay the employee for any long service leave that would
                 have accrued had the employee taken the long service leave.

7.3    Leave Purchase

7.3.1            The Company will provide Leave Purchase arrangements for permanent
Leave            employees taking into account the following principles.
Purchase
                 •   Purchasing an additional period of leave each year.
Scheme
                 •   Up to a maximum of four additional weeks per year, through employees
                     agreeing to a percentage of their salary being deducted from their weekly
                     pay.
                 •   This will be set aside as a payment during the period of additional leave.
                 •   The minimum to be taken is one week and the maximum period is four
                     weeks.
                 •   This leave must be scheduled and utilised within the 12-month period in
                     which it is purchased.
                 •   Employees may apply and it is the sole discretion of the employer to
                     approve this leave, based upon the business needs and equity of access to
                     high demand leave periods.
                 If circumstances change and this leave cannot be utilised, employees apply to
                 Employee Relations for a refund.

7.4    RDO’s

7.4.1            The parties agree that employee’s are to use their banked rostered days off
Banked           (RDO’s) for leave of less than one (1) week before annual leave.
RDO’s

PART 8    TRANSFERS TRAVELLING AND WORKING AWAY FROM USUAL
PLACE OF WORK

Nothing in this Section

PART 9         TRAINING AND RELATED MATTERS

9.1    Training and Development
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9.1.1           All employees including apprentices and trainees shall have paid vocational
Vocational      training leave for all training which is required as part of their agreed
Training        competency profile or training plans.
                Employee training shall be conducted, so far as is possible, within normal
                working hours. Unique circumstances may occur which will require different
                arrangements to be negotiated between the parties (eg. simulator training). If
                training is scheduled outside an employee’s normal working hours, the
                provisions contained within the Gladstone Power Station Award-State and the
                GPS Handbook shall prevail.
                Employee assistance for education and development is outlined in the GPS
                Handbook.

9.1.2           The parties recognise the need for employee development at all levels.
Education and   The parties are committed to ensuring that all employees have a mutually
Development     agreed personal development plan that meets the employee's needs and the
Program         needs of the business. These plans should encompass the following and be
                driven by manager accountability.
                In establishing an employee’s plan, the following points should be reviewed:
                •   Status of an employee’s personal competency profile
                •   Plant and business familiarity;
                •   Technical skills;
                •   Personal skills;
                •   Business literacy.
                Competency development needs to be part of each employee's education and
                development plan. The established competency development joint working
                party will develop recommendations, for the consideration of the parties, to
                help support this process.
                Employee education and development shall be conducted, so far as is
                possible, within normal working hours. Unique circumstances may occur
                which will require different arrangements to be negotiated between the parties
                (eg. simulator training). If training is scheduled outside an employee's normal
                working hours, the provisions contained within the Gladstone Power Station
                Award - State and the GPS Handbook shall prevail.
                Employee assistance for education and development is outlined in the GPS
                Handbook.

PART 10   OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS, EQUIPMENT,
TOOLS AND AMENITIES

10.1   Workplace Health And Safety
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      10.1.1      The company and its employees are committed to developing and supporting
      Workplace   on-going safety improvement through the active involvement and support of
      Health    & all employees.
      Safety      This is consistent with the first of the company's long-term objectives and will
                  be measured by performance indicators with a targeted minimum reduction of
                  20% per year in injury frequency and severity rates.

                                          COMPETENCIES

                                                                                      Appendix A
                                                            Current
                                                             as of    13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                           6-Dec-05
No.                Competency Title/Description                       5.0%      5.0%      4.0%
 1      Operate in a Team                                  ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
 2      Communicate with Others                            ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
 3      Assist in the Delivery of on-the-job Training      ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
 4      Apply Quality Systems to Work                      ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
 5      Respond to Fire                                    ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
 7      Drive General Service Vehicles                     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
 8      Apply Principles of OH&S in Work Environment       ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
 9      Lead Maintenance Projects                         $5,461.71 $5,734.80 $6,021.54 $6,262.40
10      Co-ordinate Team Activities                        $890.13    $934.64   $981.37 $1,020.62
11      Lead Major Maintenance Projects (Shift)           $3,167.42 $3,325.79 $3,492.08 $3,631.77
12      Write Reports                                      $503.18    $528.34   $554.76   $576.95
        Apply OH&S and assist in OH&S Policy
13      Implementation in the Workplace                    $475.23      $498.99     $523.94    $544.90
14      Perform First Aid Duties                           $670.91      $704.46     $739.68    $769.27
        Plan and Organise Individual Work (Pre-
15      requisite to 010)                                  $642.96   $675.11   $708.86   $737.22
16      Promote Work Safety                                $969.59 $1,018.07 $1,068.97 $1,111.73
18      Solve Operational Problems                        $1,316.82 $1,382.66 $1,451.79 $1,509.86
19      Provide Workplace Training                         $559.09   $587.05   $616.40   $641.06
        Access, Input and Retrieve Data on Computer
20      System                                             $447.28      $469.64     $493.12    $512.85
21      Conduct Inductions                                 $447.28      $469.64     $493.12    $512.85
        Co-ordinate Safety Procedures (Ionising
22      Radiation)                                         $587.05      $616.40     $647.22    $673.11
        Deliver and Develop Training and Assessment for
 23     Large Groups                                       $692.21    $726.82   $763.16  $793.69
 24     Perform Limited Plant Isolation                    $950.46   $997.98 $1,047.88 $1,089.80
100     Clean Power Station Plant and Equipment            $838.64    $880.57   $924.60   $961.59
101     Lay and Remove Industrial Tiles                   $2,192.24 $2,301.85 $2,416.94 $2,513.62
102     Operate Forklift                                   $662.09    $695.19   $729.95   $759.15
103     Transport Freight                                  $662.09   $695.19   $729.95   $759.15
104     Control Vegetation                                 $441.39    $463.46   $486.63   $506.10
105     Perform Land Management Duties                    $1,103.48 $1,158.65 $1,216.58 $1,265.25
106     Lubricate Plant and Equipment                      $735.65    $772.43   $811.06   $843.50
107     Manage Satellite Store                             $882.78   $926.92   $973.27 $1,012.20
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                                                         Current
                                                          as of     13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                        6-Dec-05
No.              Competency Title/Description                       5.0%      5.0%      4.0%
108   Assist to Maintain Electrical Equipment            $382.54    $401.67   $421.75   $438.62
111   Operate Mobile Cranes                             $1,471.30 $1,544.87 $1,622.11 $1,686.99
112   Operate Gantry Crane                              $1,839.13 $1,931.08 $2,027.64 $2,108.74
113   Operate Vehicle Workshop                           $441.39   $463.46    $486.63   $506.10
116   Basic Rigging                                      $732.71    $769.34   $807.81   $840.12
117   Intermediate Rigging                               $732.71   $769.34    $807.81   $840.12
118   Advanced Rigging                                   $882.78    $926.92   $973.27 $1,012.20
119   Basic Scaffolding                                  $732.71    $769.34   $807.81   $840.12
120   Intermediate Scaffolding                           $732.71    $769.34   $807.81   $840.12
121   Advanced Scaffolding                               $882.78    $926.92   $973.27 $1,012.20
122   Dogging                                            $404.61    $424.84   $446.08   $463.92
123   Operate Boom Type Elevating Work Platforms         $257.48    $270.35   $283.87   $295.22
125   Operate Bobcat                                     $662.09    $695.19   $729.95   $759.15
      Operate Front End Loader (Pre-requisite for
126   competency 609)                                   $662.09      $695.19     $729.95     $759.15
127   Perform General Assistant Duties                  ENTRY       ENTRY       ENTRY       ENTRY
128   Perform General Cleaning Duties                   ENTRY       ENTRY       ENTRY       ENTRY
129   Install and Maintain Pipework                     $735.65      $772.43     $811.06     $843.50
130   Remove and Replace Ceramic Liners                 $353.11      $370.77     $389.31     $404.88
      Administer and Operate Occupational Health
131   Centre                                            $2,648.34   $2,780.76   $2,919.80   $3,036.59
133   Massage Treatment                                  $882.78      $926.92     $973.27   $1,012.20
151   Manage Workplace Fire/Emergency Prevention        $1,942.12   $2,039.22   $2,141.19   $2,226.83
152   Inspect and Maintain Fire/Emergency Equipment     $1,118.19   $1,174.10   $1,232.80   $1,282.12
153   Co-Ordinate Emergency Fire/Rescue Incidents       $1,530.15   $1,606.66   $1,686.99   $1,754.47
154   Respond to Emergency Situations (Fire/Rescue)     $1,647.86   $1,730.25   $1,816.76   $1,889.43
155   Manage Confined Space Programe                     $882.78      $926.92     $973.27   $1,012.20
160   Analyist/programmer basic                         $2,648.34   $2,780.76   $2,919.80   $3,036.59
161   Analyist/programmer advanced                      $3,354.57   $3,522.30   $3,698.41   $3,846.35
162   Database Support Basic                            $2,648.34   $2,780.76   $2,919.80   $3,036.59
163   Oracle Database Administrator Advanced            $4,237.35   $4,449.22   $4,671.68   $4,858.54
      Sql Server Support Database Administrator
164   Advanced                                          $3,354.57   $3,522.30   $3,698.41   $3,846.35
165   Basic Server Systems Administration               $2,030.40   $2,131.92   $2,238.51   $2,328.05
166   Advanced Microsoft NT Server Administration       $3,354.57   $3,522.30   $3,698.41   $3,846.35
167   Workstation Operating Systems                      $971.06    $1,019.61   $1,070.59   $1,113.42
168   Advanced Unix Server Administration               $3,354.57   $3,522.30   $3,698.41   $3,846.35
169   Workstation Installation and Maintenance           $882.78      $926.92     $973.27   $1,012.20
170   Install/Maintain/Repair Peripheral Devices        $1,324.17   $1,390.38   $1,459.90   $1,518.30
171   Network Administration and Operations             $3,354.57   $3,522.30   $3,698.41   $3,846.35
172   Applications Management                           $1,324.17   $1,390.38   $1,459.90   $1,518.30
173   Provide Application Support                       $2,648.34   $2,780.76   $2,919.80   $3,036.59
174   Plan and Schedule Projects                        $3,383.99   $3,553.19   $3,730.85   $3,880.09
175   Database Support for Projects                      $441.39      $463.46     $486.63     $506.10
176   Creation of and Reporting on Project Scheduling    $882.78      $926.92     $973.27   $1,012.20
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                                                           Current
                                                            as of     13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                          6-Dec-05
No.              Competency Title/Description                           5.0%        5.0%        4.0%
200   Advanced Engineering Detiled Drafting                $859.00      $901.95     $947.05     $984.93
201   Advanced Mechanical Detailed Drafting                $859.00      $901.95    $947.05     $984.93
202   Advanced Structural Detailed Drafting                $859.00      $901.95     $947.05     $984.93
203   Elctrical/Electronics Detailed Drafting             $1,716.69   $1,802.53   $1,892.65   $1,968.36
204   Perform Statistical Analysis                         $429.50      $450.98     $473.52     $492.47
205   Perform Mathematical Calculations                   $1,716.69   $1,802.53   $1,892.65   $1,968.36
206   Perform Engineering Calculations                    $1,716.69   $1,802.53   $1,892.65   $1,968.36
207   Perform Engineering Design                          $1,716.69   $1,802.53   $1,892.65   $1,968.36
208   Apply Engineering Material Science                  $2,575.69   $2,704.48   $2,839.70   $2,953.29
209   Reinforced Concrete Drafting                         $859.00      $901.95    $947.05     $984.93
210   Engineering Graphics                                 $859.00      $901.95     $947.05     $984.93
211   Computer Aided Drafting 1                           $1,716.69   $1,802.53   $1,892.65   $1,968.36
212   Computer Aided Drafting 2                            $859.00      $901.95     $947.05     $984.93
213   Engineering Drawing 3                               $1,716.69   $1,802.53   $1,892.65   $1,968.36
214   Engineering Drafting 3                               $859.00      $901.95     $947.05    $984.93
215   Mechanical Drive Components                          $859.00      $901.95     $947.05     $984.93
216   Produce 3D CADD Drawings                             $859.00      $901.95     $947.05     $984.93
217   CAD Systems Administrator                           $1,288.50   $1,352.93   $1,420.57   $1,477.40
240   Schedule & Supply System                             $236.34      $248.15     $260.56     $270.98
241   Install Cable Support System                         $236.34      $248.15     $260.56     $270.98
242   Place & Secure Cable                                 $236.34      $248.15     $260.56     $270.98
243   Prepare Cable Plan                                   $236.34      $248.15     $260.56     $270.98
244   Terminate Metallic Conductor Cable                   $272.70      $286.33     $300.65     $312.67
245   Place, Secure & Terminate Cat. 5 Cable               $309.06      $324.51     $340.73     $354.36
246   Place, Secure & Terminate Optical Fibre Cable        $309.06      $324.51     $340.73     $354.36
247   Place, Secure & Terminate Co-axial Cable             $309.06      $324.51     $340.73     $354.36
248   Install Functional & Potective Telecom Earthing      $309.06      $324.51     $340.73     $354.36
249   Perform Cable System Test                            $272.70      $286.33     $300.65     $312.67
250   Locate & Identify Cable System Faults                $327.24      $343.60     $360.78     $375.21
251   Join Copper Cable                                    $290.88      $305.42     $320.69     $333.52
252   Alter Services to Existing Cable System              $290.88      $305.42     $320.69     $333.52
253   Organise & Monitor Telecommunication Work            $363.60      $381.78     $400.86     $416.90
270   Plan and Co-ordinate                                $1,906.81   $2,002.15   $2,102.25   $2,186.34
271   Analyse Assess Recommend                            $2,383.51   $2,502.68   $2,627.82   $2,732.93
272   Install Technical Equipment for Testing             $1,509.56   $1,585.03   $1,664.28   $1,730.86
273   Provide Technical Support Services                  $2,065.71   $2,168.99   $2,277.44   $2,368.54
274   Provide Client Services                             $1,747.91   $1,835.30   $1,927.07   $2,004.15
275   Research Information                                $2,065.71   $2,168.99   $2,277.44   $2,368.54
      Plan and Co-ordinate Work for Maintenance
276   (New Comp)                                          $2,701.47 $2,836.54 $2,978.37 $3,097.50
      Operate and maintain construction tools and
280   equipment                                           $588.52      $617.95     $648.84     $674.80
281   Manufacture and repair wooden equipment             $441.39      $463.46     $486.63     $506.10
      Manufacture and install fittings, furnishings and
282   specialised construction requirements               $1,765.56 $1,853.84 $1,946.53 $2,024.39
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                                                     Current
                                                      as of    13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                    6-Dec-05
No.              Competency Title/Description                      5.0%      5.0%      4.0%
283   Manufacture and install floor and wall framing     $0.00       $0.00     $0.00     $0.00
      Manufacture and install door, window and
284   accessory frames and furniture                    $441.39    $463.46   $486.63   $506.10
285   Perform carpentry installations and maintenance  $1,206.47 $1,266.79 $1,330.13 $1,383.34
286   Repair windows and replace glass                  $588.52    $617.95   $648.84   $674.80
287   Dismantle and remove fittings and furnishings     $735.65    $772.43   $811.06   $843.50
288   Demolition (Manual)                               $765.08    $803.33   $843.50   $877.24
289   Concreting                                        $706.22    $741.54   $778.61   $809.76
290   Apply Plaster                                      $0.00       $0.00     $0.00     $0.00
291   Prepare Surface for finishing                     $470.82    $494.36   $519.08   $539.84
      Apply Protective or Decorative Coatings by Brush
292   and Roller                                         $0.00       $0.00     $0.00     $0.00
      Apply Protective and Decorative Coatings with
293   Spray Gun                                         ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
294   Apply Sign Production Techniques                 $1,412.45 $1,483.07 $1,557.23 $1,619.51
295   Manufacture Moulds                                $823.93    $865.13   $908.38   $944.72
296   Inspect Coatings                                 $1,883.27 $1,977.43 $2,076.30 $2,159.35
297   Exothermic Spraying Process                       $176.56    $185.38   $194.65   $202.44
301   Install Electrical Equipment and Wiring Systems   ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
302   Maintain Electrical Equipment                     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
      Diagnose and Repair Faults in Electrical
303   Equipment                                         ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
304   Modify Electrical Equipment                       ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
305   Test and Commission Electrical Equipment          ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
306   Install Complex Electrical/Electronic Equipment   $205.98    $216.28   $227.10   $236.18
307   Maintain Complex Electrical Equipment             $308.97    $324.42   $340.64   $354.27
      Diagnose and Repair Faults in Complex Electrical
308   Equipment                                         $463.46    $486.63   $510.96   $531.40
309   Modify Complex Electrical Equipment               $514.96    $540.70   $567.74   $590.45
      Test and Commission Complex Electrical
310   equipment                                         $360.47    $378.49   $397.42   $413.31
311   Maintain Electronic Equipment                     $360.47    $378.49   $397.42   $413.31
      Diagnose and Repair Faults in Electronic
312   Equipment (to component level)                    $360.47    $378.49   $397.42   $413.31
313   Modify Electronic Equipment                       ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
314   Test and Commission Electronic Equipment          ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
      Analyse complex electronic circuit diagrams and
315   repair electronic equipment to component level.   $617.95    $648.84   $681.29   $708.54
      Maintain Supply Distribution Equipment and
316   Cables (above 415V)                               $411.96    $432.56   $454.19   $472.36
      Service Refrigeration/ Air Conditioning
317   Equipment                                         $514.96    $540.70   $567.74   $590.45
      Diagnose and Repair Faults in Regrigeration/Air
318   Conditioning Equipment                            $617.95    $648.84   $681.29   $708.54
      Test and Commission Instrumentation Equipment
319   Using Specialised Test Instruments                $669.44    $702.91   $738.06   $767.58
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                                                         Current
                                                          as of    13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                        6-Dec-05
No.              Competency Title/Description                       5.0%        5.0%        4.0%
      Diagnose and Repair Complex Instrumentation
320   Systems (to module level)                         $669.44     $702.91     $738.06     $767.58
      Modify, Test, Commission Complex
321   Instrumentation Systems (to Module Level)         $1,081.41 $1,135.48 $1,192.25 $1,239.94
      Apply, Supply Knowledge of Sequence/Single
322   Loop Process and Control Philosophies             $772.43     $811.06     $851.61     $885.67
      Apply, Supply Knowledge of Multiloop, Complex
323   Process and Control Philosophies                  $1,287.39 $1,351.76 $1,419.35 $1,476.12
324   Terminate Fibre Optic Cables                       $308.97   $324.42    $340.64   $354.27
325   Install Instrumentation Equipment                  $514.96   $540.70   $567.74   $590.45
326   Maintain Instrumentation Equipment                 $514.96   $540.70   $567.74   $590.45
      Respond, Diagnose and Repair Instrumentation
327   Equipment (to module level)                       $514.96     $540.70     $567.74     $590.45
      Modify, Test, Commission Instrumentation
328   Equipment Equipment                               $978.42    $1,027.34 $1,078.70 $1,121.85
      Test and Commission
329   Electrical/ElectronicSystems                      $411.96     $432.56     $454.19     $472.36
      Interrograte and Interpret PLC and DCS Programs
330   (software)                                        $411.96     $432.56     $454.19     $472.36
      Develop & Modify PLC & DCS Programs
331   (Software)                                        $1,029.91 $1,081.41 $1,135.48 $1,180.90
      Co-ordinate the Installation of
332   Electrical/Electronic Syst                        $772.43     $811.06     $851.61     $885.67
333   Project Procurement & Cost Reporting              $772.43     $811.06     $851.61     $885.67
      Research, Develop Functional Design
      Specifications and Philosophies for Control
334   Systems                                           $1,750.85 $1,838.39 $1,930.31 $2,007.52
      Diagnose, Repair Hardware Faults in PLC/DCS
335   System                                            $1,029.91 $1,081.41 $1,135.48 $1,180.90
      Design, Modify, Test, Commission PLC and DCS
336   Systems (hardware)                                $1,235.89 $1,297.69 $1,362.57 $1,417.08
337   Analyse and Develop Complex Control Systems        $514.96    $540.70   $567.74   $590.45
338   Analyse and Develop Complex Unix Network           $514.96    $540.70   $567.74   $590.45
      Management of Process Data on the Distributed
339   Control System (DCS)                               $669.44   $702.91   $738.06   $767.58
340   Develop Plant Maintenance Strategies              $1,647.86 $1,730.25 $1,816.76 $1,889.43
      Analyse and Develop Complex Instrumentation
341   Systems                                           $1,544.87 $1,622.11 $1,703.22 $1,771.34
342   Project Design                                    $1,596.36 $1,676.18 $1,759.99 $1,830.39
343   Project Management                                $1,544.87 $1,622.11 $1,703.22 $1,771.34
      Apply and Supply Knowledge of Screen Based
344   Workstation Ergonomics                            $720.94     $756.98     $794.83     $826.63
347   Perform Engine Top End Overhaul                   $529.67     $556.15     $583.96     $607.32
348   Complex Turning Operations                        $470.82     $494.36     $519.08     $539.84
      Diagnose & Repair Complex Fluid Power
349   Systems                                           $1,412.45 $1,483.07 $1,557.23 $1,619.51
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                                                       Current
                                                        as of    13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                      6-Dec-05
No.              Competency Title/Description                     5.0%        5.0%        4.0%
350   Undertake Interactive Workplace Communication    $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
      Apply Principles of OH & S in Work
351   Environment                                      $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
352   Apply Quality Procedure                          $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
353   Plan to Undertake a Routine Task                 $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
354   Apply Quality Systems                           $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
355   Organise and Analyse Information                 $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
356   Measure with Graduated Devices                  $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
357   Plan a Complete Activity                         $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
358   Perform Computations - Basic                    $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
359   Perform Computations                             $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
360   Perform Mathematical Computations                $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
361   Mechanical Assembly                             $308.97     $324.42     $340.64     $354.27
362   Carry out Mechanical Cutting                    $88.28       $92.69      $97.32     $101.22
363   Cut Material Manually                           $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
364   Conduct Manual Thermal Cutting and Heating      $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
366   Perform General Machining                        $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
367   Perform Lathe Operations                         $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
368   Perform Milling Operations                       $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
369   Perform Grinding Operations                      $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
370   Draw and Interpret Sketch                       $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
371   Interpret Technical Drawing                     $176.55     $185.38     $194.65     $202.43
372   Basic Detail Drafting Concepts                   $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
373   Basic Mechanical Detail Drafting                 $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
      Use Comparison Measuring Device - Preset
374   Limits                                          $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
375   Precision Mechanical Measurement                $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
      Hand and Power Tool Operation (DELETED -
376   Refer to Competency 387 - 388)                    $0.00       $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
377   Use Tools for Precision Work                    $205.98     $216.28     $227.10     $236.18
378   Mechanical Seals - Installation and Removal      $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
379   Gland Packing                                     $0.00       $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
380   Carry Out Heat Treatment                        $470.82     $494.36     $519.08     $539.84
381   Service Combustion Engines                       $88.28      $92.69      $97.33     $101.22
382   Maintain Diesel Fuel Systems                    $176.56     $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
383   Perform Engine Bottom-End Overhaul              $353.11     $370.77     $389.31     $404.88
      Maintain and Repair Pneumatic Systems (
384   Replaced competency 447)                        $706.22     $741.54     $778.61     $809.76
      Maintain and Repair Hydraulic Systems      (
385   Replaced competency 447)                        $706.22     $741.54     $778.61     $809.76
386   Perform inspections (Basic)                     $88.87       $93.31      $97.98     $101.90
      Use Hand Tools (Pre-requisite for
387   Competency No 337)                              $103.68     $108.86     $114.31     $118.88
388   Use Power Tools / Hand Held Operation           $103.68     $108.86     $114.31     $118.88
400   Conduct Manual Thermal Cutting and Heating      $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
401   Perform Tack Welding                            $102.99     $108.14     $113.55     $118.09
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                                                           Current
                                                            as of    13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                          6-Dec-05
No.            Competency Title/Description                           5.0%        5.0%        4.0%
                                                            entry     entry       entry       entry
402   Conduct Automated Thermal cutting                     B/M       B/M         B/M         B/M
      Weld Using Manual Metal arc Welding process           entry     entry       entry       entry
403   (MMAW)                                                B/M       B/M         B/M         B/M
      Welding Using Gas Metal Arc Welding process           entry     entry       entry       entry
404   (GMAW)                                                B/M       B/M         B/M         B/M
      Weld Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
405   (GTAW)                                              $809.22     $849.68     $892.16     $927.85
      Weld Using Oxyacetylene Welding Process              entry      entry       entry       entry
406   (OAW)                                                B/M         B/M         B/M         B/M
                                                           entry      entry       entry       entry
407   Fabricate Metal Structures and Components            B/M         B/M         B/M         B/M
      Perform Advanced Welding using Manual Metal
408   Arc Welding Process                                 $956.35    $1,004.16 $1,054.37 $1,096.55
      Perform Manual Metal Arc Welding Process to
      weld to AS1786 Certificate 1E (Low Carbon Steel
409   sheet and Plate)                                    $1,066.69 $1,120.03 $1,176.03 $1,223.07
      Perform Manual Metal Arc Welding Process to
410   weld AS1796 Certificate 2 (LCS pipe)                $1,066.69 $1,120.03 $1,176.03 $1,223.07
      Perform Manual Metal Arc welding Process to
411   weld to AS1796 Certificate 3E (Alloy Steel Plate)   $1,140.26 $1,197.27 $1,257.14 $1,307.42
      Perform Manual Metal Arc Welding Process to
412   Weld to AS1796 certificate 4 (Alloy Steel Pipe)     $1,140.26 $1,197.27 $1,257.14 $1,307.42
      Perform Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Manual
      Metal Arc Welding Process to weld to AS1796
413   Certificate 5 (Alloy Steel Pipes)                   $1,140.26 $1,197.27 $1,257.14 $1,307.42
414   Perform Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding            $956.35 $1,004.16 $1,054.37 $1,096.55
      Perform Gas Tungsten Arc Welding to Weld to
415   AS1786 Certificate 7 (pipe)                         $1,140.26 $1,197.27 $1,257.14 $1,307.42
416   Marking out and Developing                           ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
417   Perform Hand/Hammer Forging                          ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY     ENTRY
418   Precision Assembly                                   $176.56    $185.38   $194.65   $202.44
419   Inspect Castings                                     $176.56    $185.38   $194.65   $202.44
420   Basic manual soldering/desoldering                   $176.56    $185.38   $194.65   $202.44
421   Forming and shaping                                  $264.83    $278.08   $291.98   $303.66
422   Assemble Fabricated components                       $353.11    $370.77   $389.31   $404.88
      Weld using manual metal arc welding process
423   (MMAW)                                              $264.83     $278.08     $291.98     $303.66
      Weld using Gas metal arc welding(GMAW)
424   process (MIG)                                       $264.83     $278.08     $291.98     $303.66
      Weld using Oxy Acetylene welding (Fuel Gas
425   Welding) OAW                                        $176.56     $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
426   Apply Welding principles (AS1796)                   $176.56     $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
427   Perform boring operations                           $176.56     $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
      Pre-treat work for subsequent surface finishing
428   (Metalspraying)                                     $176.56     $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
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                                                         Current
                                                          as of     13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                        6-Dec-05
No.              Competency Title/Description                        5.0%        5.0%        4.0%
429   Manually grind and polish materials               $264.83      $278.08     $291.98     $303.66
430   Prepare for blaster/coating process                $88.28       $92.69      $97.33     $101.22
431   Install Machine/Plant                             $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
      Commission Machine/Plant (Major Items of
432   Plant)                                            $529.67      $556.15     $583.96     $607.32
      Work safely with industrial chemicals and
433   materials (pre-requisite to 475)                   $88.28       $92.69      $97.33     $101.22
434   Operational maintenance of machines/equipment      $88.28       $92.69      $97.33     $101.22
435   Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment        $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
436   Bearings - installation and removal               $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
      Dismantle/repair/replace/assemble and fit eng
437   components                                        $353.11      $370.77     $389.31     $404.88
      Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mech.
438   transmission assemblies                           $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
439   Balance equipment                                  $88.28       $92.69      $97.33     $101.22
      Level and Align Machines and Engineering
440   Components                                        $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
441   Equipment condition monitoring                    $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
      Fabricate and weld parts for
442   repair/replacement/modification                   $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
443   Tool and die maintenance                          $706.22      $741.54     $778.61     $809.76
444   Analyse/action condition monitoring results       $353.11      $370.77     $389.31     $404.88
445   Modify Mechanical Systems and Equipment           $264.83      $278.08     $291.98     $303.66
446   Maintain fluid power components                   $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
      Maintain and repair fluid power systems ( New
447   Competency now 384 and 385 )                      $1,059.34   $1,112.30   $1,167.92   $1,214.64
448   Diagnose and repair drive line and final drives    $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
449   Install and maintain LP Gas Systems               $1,059.34   $1,112.30   $1,167.92   $1,214.64
450   Install and maintain General Gas Systems           $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
451   General Chemical Sampling and Analysis             $912.21     $957.82    $1,005.71   $1,045.94
452   Non-Routine Chemical Sampling Operations          $1,413.92   $1,484.62   $1,558.85   $1,621.20
453   Design chemical Sampling Schemes                  $1,824.41   $1,915.63   $2,011.42   $2,091.87
      Monitor and Operate Chemical Plants (Demin &
      Polishers)(New Comp now 540) DO NOT
454   USE+D524                                          $1,185.87   $1,245.16   $1,307.42   $1,359.72
455   Chemical Plant (Demin & Polisher) Re-Design       $1,596.36   $1,676.18   $1,759.99   $1,830.39
456   Performance Monitoring of Chemical Plants         $1,140.26   $1,197.27   $1,257.14   $1,307.42
457   Operation of Chemical Instrumentation              $957.82    $1,005.71   $1,055.99   $1,098.23
458   Unit Cycle Monitoring                             $1,322.70   $1,388.84   $1,458.28   $1,516.61
459   Develop Chemical Monitoring Systems               $1,778.80   $1,867.74   $1,961.13   $2,039.58
460   Routine Instrument Analysis                        $957.82    $1,005.71   $1,055.99   $1,098.23
461   Perform Non-Routine Chemical Analysis             $1,368.31   $1,436.73   $1,508.56   $1,568.90
462   Perform Laboratory Analysis                       $1,641.97   $1,724.07   $1,810.27   $1,882.69
463   Environmental Sampling and Analysis                $684.16      $718.36     $754.28     $784.45
464   Monitor and Control Environmental Hazards         $1,185.87   $1,245.16   $1,307.42   $1,359.72
465   Develop and Implement Environmental               $1,778.80   $1,867.74   $1,961.13   $2,039.58
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                                                          Current
                                                           as of     13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                         6-Dec-05
No.              Competency Title/Description                         5.0%        5.0%        4.0%
      Procedures
466   Routine Coal Analysis                              $866.60      $909.93     $955.42     $993.64
      Evaluate and Maintain Environmental
467   Instrumentation                                    $1,733.19 $1,819.85 $1,910.85 $1,987.28
468   Routine Water Analysis                              $775.38    $814.14   $854.85   $889.05
469   Occupational Health Monitoring                     $1,140.26 $1,197.27 $1,257.14 $1,307.42
470   Complex Milling Operations                          $176.55    $185.38   $194.65   $202.43
471   Perform Precision Jig Boring Operations             $176.55    $185.38   $194.65   $202.43
      Perform Precision Shaping/Planing/Slotting
472   Operations                                         $176.55      $185.38     $194.65     $202.43
473   Apply Protective Coatings                          $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
474   Apply Protective Coatings (Advanced)               $176.56      $185.38     $194.65     $202.44
      Control Blast Coating by-products, materials and
475   emissions D453                                       $44.14     $46.35    $48.66    $50.61
480   Design/Redesign Plant/Component                    $3,390.59 $3,560.12 $3,738.13 $3,887.66
482   Produce Basic Plant/System Layout Drawings         $3,108.36 $3,263.78 $3,426.97 $3,564.05
483   Draw and Interpret Sketch                           $102.99    $108.14   $113.55   $118.09
484   Interpret Technical Drawings                        $205.98    $216.28   $227.10   $236.18
485   Perform Basic Computations                          $102.99   $108.14   $113.55    $118.09
486   Produce Basic Electrical Drawings                   $411.96    $432.56   $454.19   $472.36
487   Produce Basic Mechanical Drawings                   $617.95    $648.84   $681.29   $708.54
488   Detail Drafting Concepts Mechanical/Electrical      $823.93    $865.13   $908.38   $944.72
489   Produce Mechanical Detail Drawings                  $617.95    $648.84   $681.29   $708.54
490   Produce Electrical Detail Drawings                  $617.95    $648.84   $681.29   $708.54
491   Produce Fabrication Detail Drawings                 $823.93    $865.13   $908.38   $944.72
495   Perform Quality Assurance/Control                  $2,206.95 $2,317.30 $2,433.17 $2,530.49
      Perform Measure & Test Equipment Calibration
496   Mech.                                              $1,177.04 $1,235.89 $1,297.69 $1,349.60
      Perform Measure & Test Equipment Calibration
497   Elect.                                             $1,427.16   $1,498.52   $1,573.45   $1,636.38
                                                           Entry       Entry       Entry       Entry
501   Control Water Quality                                Prod         Prod        Prod        Prod
                                                           Entry       Entry       Entry       Entry
502   Operate Diesel Fire Pumps                            Prod         Prod        Prod        Prod
                                                           Entry       Entry       Entry       Entry
503   Monitor and Operate Station Auxiliary Plant          Prod         Prod        Prod        Prod
                                                           Entry       Entry       Entry       Entry
504   Monitor and Operate Unit Auxiliary Plant             Prod         Prod        Prod        Prod
                                                           Entry       Entry       Entry       Entry
505   Perform Plant Isolations                             Prod         Prod        Prod        Prod
506   Monitor and Operate Station Plant                  $1,040.21   $1,092.22   $1,146.83   $1,192.71
507   Operate Combustion Turbine                         $1,070.72   $1,135.50   $1,192.27   $1,239.96
508   Fire Boiler and Turbine                            $1,708.18   $1,793.59   $1,883.27   $1,958.60
509   Shutdown Boiler and Turbine                        $1,188.81   $1,248.25   $1,310.66   $1,363.09
510   Monitor and Operate Boiler and Turbine             $2,146.89   $2,276.77   $2,390.61   $2,486.24
511   Control Station Output/Performance                  $607.30      $644.04     $676.24     $703.29
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                                                           Current
                                                            as of     13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                          6-Dec-05
No.             Competency Title/Description                          5.0%      5.0%      4.0%
512   Carry out H.V. Switching                             $749.66    $795.01   $834.76   $868.15
513   Supervise Permit to Work (PTW) System                 $0.00       $0.00     $0.00     $0.00
                                                            Entry     Entry     Entry     Entry
514   Operate Manual Backup Systems                         Prod       Prod      Prod      Prod
515   Unit Monitoring                                     $1,040.21 $1,092.22 $1,146.83 $1,192.71
516   Isolate Radiatiion Devices                           $400.19    $420.20   $441.21   $458.86
517   Permit to Work Database Administration              $1,471.30 $1,544.87 $1,622.11 $1,686.99
518   Develop/Modify Control Graphics                     $1,340.29 $1,421.38 $1,492.45 $1,552.15
      Co-ordinate Team Activities - Production
519   Operators                                           $916.24      $971.67 $1,020.25 $1,061.06
      Plan and Organise Individual Work - Production
520   Operators (Pre-requisite to 519)                     $661.82      $701.86     $736.95     $766.43
521   Research Information - Production Operators         $2,126.30   $2,254.94   $2,367.68   $2,462.39
540   Monitor and Operate Chemical Plants                 $1,550.76   $1,628.30   $1,709.71   $1,778.10
601   Operate Unloading Panel                              $801.86      $841.95     $884.05     $919.41
602   Train Unloading                                      ENTRY       ENTRY       ENTRY       ENTRY
603   Operate Stacker Reclaimer                           $3,609.10   $3,789.56   $3,979.04   $4,138.20
604   Conduct Coal Plant Operations                       $2,137.80   $2,244.69   $2,356.93   $2,451.20
605   Maintain coal Plant Availability                     ENTRY       ENTRY       ENTRY       ENTRY
606   Operate Fuel Oil Plant                               $209.22      $219.68     $230.66     $239.89
      Operate Scrape/Hauler (Do not use - Deleted
607   19/12/01)                                           $1,221.18 $1,282.24 $1,346.35 $1,400.21
608   Operate Dozer                                       $1,499.26 $1,574.22 $1,652.93 $1,719.05
      Operate Front end Loader/Backhoe (Refer to
609   Competency 126)                                     $223.64      $234.82     $246.56     $256.42
610   Manage Coal Plant Mobile Plant Recording            $301.62      $316.70     $332.53     $345.83
      Monitor Operate Coal Plant (Bunkering the
611   Station)                                            $1,046.10   $1,098.40   $1,153.32   $1,199.45
701   Issue Stock                                          $698.87     $733.81      $770.50     $801.32
702   Receive Stock/Goods                                  $809.22      $849.68    $892.16     $927.85
703   Despatch General Goods                               $735.65      $772.43     $811.06     $843.50
704   Despatch Non General Goods                           $809.22      $849.68     $892.16     $927.85
705   Perform Stocktaking                                  $588.52      $617.95     $648.84     $674.80
706   Service Customers                                    $735.65      $772.43     $811.06     $843.50
707   Manage Supply Catalogue                             $1,250.61   $1,313.14   $1,378.79   $1,433.95
708   Manage Inventory                                    $1,287.39   $1,351.76   $1,419.35   $1,476.12
709   Develop Materials Management System                 $1,471.30   $1,544.87   $1,622.11   $1,686.99
710   Manage Account Payments                             $1,250.61   $1,313.14   $1,378.79   $1,433.95
711   Maintain/Support Materials Management System        $1,177.04   $1,235.89   $1,297.69   $1,349.60
712   Inventory Management                                 $551.74      $579.33     $608.29     $632.62
713   Inventory Movement Management                        $514.96     $540.70     $567.74     $590.45
714   Disposals                                            $625.30      $656.57     $689.40     $716.97
750   Provide Facility Services                            $753.31      $790.97     $830.52     $863.74
      Handle mail to Facilitate the Information flow of
751   the organisation                                    $564.98      $593.23     $622.89     $647.81
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                                                           Current
                                                            as of    13-Jul-06   13-Jul-07   13-Jul-08
                                                          6-Dec-05
No.              Competency Title/Description                         5.0%        5.0%        4.0%
      Process and Analyse Information to provide
752   access to and security of records                   $753.31     $790.97     $830.52     $863.74
      Maintain Information records system to ensure
753   integrity of system                                 $753.31     $790.97     $830.52     $863.74
      Supervise an Established records system to ensure
754   integrity of system                                 $1,129.96 $1,186.46 $1,245.78 $1,295.61
      Establish and Maintain Library/Resource
755   Collection                                          $1,129.96 $1,186.46 $1,245.78 $1,295.61
      Process and Respond to Oral Information to
756   Facilitate Effective Routine Communication           $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
      Process and Respond to Written information to
757   Facilitate Communication Flow                        $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
      Collect and Provide Information to Facilitate
758   Communication Flow                                  $753.31     $790.97     $830.52     $863.74
      Organise and Provide Information to Facilitate
759   Communication Flow in Response to Requests          $1,129.96 $1,186.46 $1,245.78 $1,295.61
      Initiate, Research and Prepare Information to
760   Facilitate Communication Flow                       $1,694.94 $1,779.69 $1,868.67 $1,943.42
      Co-ordinate Customer Service in order to Promote
761   the Products and Services of the Enterprise         $1,694.94 $1,779.69 $1,868.67 $1,943.42
762   Process Data for Financial Systems - Payments       $1,129.96 $1,186.46 $1,245.78 $1,295.61
      Apply knowledge of the enterprise to promote the
763   products and services of the organisation           $753.31     $790.97     $830.52     $863.74
      Provide information and advice regarding the
      products/services of the organisation to meet
764   client needs                                        $376.65     $395.49     $415.26     $431.87
      Process client complaints to ensure the goals of
765   the organisation are met                             $753.31   $790.97   $830.52   $863.74
766   Process Data for Financial Systems - Accounting     $1,412.45 $1,483.07 $1,557.23 $1,619.51
      Process Data for Financial Systems - Pay
767   Production                                          $1,129.96 $1,186.46 $1,245.78 $1,295.61
768   Provide Application Support                          $753.31    $790.97   $830.52   $863.74
      Provide advice in order to meet current and
769   anticipated client requirements                     $1,506.62 $1,581.95 $1,661.05 $1,727.49
      Select, operate and maintain a range of office
770   equipment to complete a range of tasks               $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
      Operate a computer to gain access to and retrieve
771   data                                                 $0.00        $0.00       $0.00       $0.00
772   Operate a computer to produce simple documents      $376.65     $395.49     $415.26     $431.87
      Use the advanced functions of a range of office
773   equipment to produce a document                     $753.31     $790.97     $830.52     $863.74
      Organise the copying, collating and bonding of
774   documents                                           $376.65     $395.49     $415.26     $431.87
775   Assist Technical Specialist/Officer                 $753.31     $790.97     $830.52     $863.74
      Use keyboard skills and advanced functions of
776   software to produce complex documents               $376.65     $395.49     $415.26     $431.87
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                                                                        Current
                                                                         as of        13-Jul-06      13-Jul-07    13-Jul-08
                                                                       6-Dec-05
No.                Competency Title/Description                                         5.0%          5.0%          4.0%
        Use advanced functions of software packages to
        produce documents, drawings, reports and
777     worksheets                                                      $941.63         $988.71 $1,038.15 $1,079.68
        Operate computer equipment to maintain storage
778     media and filing system                                         $753.31         $790.97       $830.52      $863.74
779     Operate and maintain computer printer                           $376.65         $395.49       $415.26      $431.87
        Organise own work schedule to achieve
780     designated group/section goals                                    $0.00              $0.00      $0.00         $0.00
        Coordinate own schedule with that of others to
781     achieve group/section goals                                     $753.31         $790.97       $830.52      $863.74
        Organise schedule on behalf of others to achieve
782     group/section goals                                             $941.63         $988.71 $1,038.15 $1,079.68
        Plan business trip and associated itinerary for
783     management/executive to ensure efficient travel                 $941.63         $988.71 $1,038.15 $1,079.68
        Plan meetings to enable the stated objectives of
784     the meetings to be met                                          $376.65         $395.49       $415.26      $431.87
        Participate in the allocation and completion of
785     team tasks                                                        $0.00              $0.00      $0.00         $0.00
        Participate in staff selection to ensure team goals
786     are met                                                        $1,694.94 $1,779.69 $1,868.67 $1,943.42
        Prepare and process financial documentation for
787     cash flow and accounting records                                $941.63         $988.71 $1,038.15 $1,079.68
        Monitor stock levels to maintain enterprise
788     activities                                                      $753.31         $790.97       $830.52      $863.74
        Produce reports as required for cash flow
789     forecasts and budgetary purposes                                  $0.00              $0.00      $0.00         $0.00
        Manage payroll records for employee salaries and
790     statutory record keeping purposes                                $0.00            $0.00         $0.00        $0.00
791     Schedule Projects                                               $564.98         $593.23       $622.89      $647.81

                                                                                                         Appendix B
                                QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

                                     Industrial Relations Act 1999 - s. 130 - award review

                                 GLADSTONE POWER STATION AWARD - STATE

                                                     (No. AR66 of 2002)

      DEPUTY PRESIDENT SWAN
      COMMISSIONERS EDWARDS AND BECHLY                                                                 13 February 2003

                                                     AWARD REVIEW

      After reviewing the above Award as required by s. 130 of the Industrial Relations Act 1999, this Commission orders
      that the Award be repealed and the following Award be made, as from 13 February 2003.

                               GLADSTONE POWER STATION AWARD - STATE 2003
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PART 1 - APPLICATION AND OPERATION

1.1      Title

This Award is known as the Gladstone Power Station Award - State 2003.

1.2      Arrangement

Subject Matter                                                           Clause No.

PART 1 - APPLICATION AND OPERATION

Title                                                                       1.1
Arrangement                                                                 1.2
Definitions                                                                 1.3
Award coverage                                                              1.4
Operative date                                                              1.5
Parties bound                                                               1.6
Leave reserved                                                              1.7

PART 2 - FLEXIBILITY

Enterprise flexibility                                                      2.1

PART 3 - COMMUNICATION, CONSULTATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Consultation                                                                3.1
Grievance and dispute settling procedure                                    3.2

PART 4 - EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEES' DUTIES, EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AND RELATED
ARRANGEMENTS

Statement of intent                                                          4.1
Employment categories                                                        4.2
Part-time employment                                                         4.3
Casual employment                                                            4.4
Specific task employees                                                      4.5
Contractors                                                                  4.6
Trainees                                                                     4.7
Anti-discrimination                                                          4.8
Contract of employment                                                       4.9
Termination of employment                                                   4.10
Retrenchment                                                                4.11
Continuity of service - transfer of calling                                 4.12

PART 5 - WAGES AND WAGE RELATED MATTERS

Classifications                                                              5.1
Competencies                                                                 5.2
Entry level roles                                                            5.3
Wages bands                                                                  5.4
Apprentices                                                                  5.5
Wage increases                                                               5.6
Gladstone power station premium                                              5.7
Allowances                                                                   5.8
Higher duties                                                                5.9
Salary payment                                                              5.10

PART 6 - HOURS OF WORK, BREAKS, OVERTIME, SHIFT WORK, WEEKEND WORK

Hours of work                                                               6.1
Overtime                                                                    6.2
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Subject Matter                                                                                     Clause No.

Nine day fortnight - administrative closure day                                                        6.3
Breaks after overtime                                                                                  6.4
Meal breaks, crib breaks and meal allowance                                                            6.5
Availability duty                                                                                      6.6
Recalls                                                                                                6.7
Cribs                                                                                                  6.8
Meal allowance                                                                                         6.9
Availability on administrative closure day                                                            6.10
Rest pauses                                                                                           6.11
Shift work                                                                                            6.12
Shift penalties                                                                                       6.13
Changeover time                                                                                       6.14
Short term shift work                                                                                 6.15

PART 7 - LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Annual leave                                                                                           7.1
Sick leave                                                                                             7.2
Bereavement leave                                                                                      7.3
Long service leave                                                                                     7.4
Family leave                                                                                           7.5
Public holidays                                                                                        7.6
Jury service                                                                                           7.7

PART 8 - TRANSFERS TRAVELLING AND WORKING AWAY FROM USUAL PLACE OF WORK

Transport                                                                                              8.1
Travelling after overtime                                                                              8.2
Accommodation, fares, travelling allowance and transfer conditions                                     8.3

PART 9 - TRAINING AND RELATED MATTERS

Training                                                                                               9.1

PART 10 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS, EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND AMENITIES

Occupational health and safety                                                                        10.1
Protective clothing and safety footwear                                                               10.2
Tools                                                                                                 10.3

PART 11 - AWARD COMPLIANCE AND UNION RELATED MATTERS

Right of entry                                                                                        11.1
Time and wages record                                                                                 11.2
Union encouragement                                                                                   11.3
Union representative                                                                                  11.4
Trade union training leave                                                                            11.5

1.3        Definitions

1.3.1 "Employer" means NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty. Ltd.

1.3.2 "All Purpose Rate" is an employee's rate of pay encompassing the employee's base rate of pay and a number
      of allowances as specified in this Award in Part 5.

1.3.3 The "Act" shall be taken to mean the Industrial Relations Act 1999 as amended or replaced from time to
      time.

1.3.4 The "Commission" means the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
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1.3.5 "Union" means:

      (a) The Electrical Trades Union of Employees of Australia, Queensland Branch;

      (b) Australian Services Industrial Union of Employees (Queensland Local Government, Energy, Ports,
          Information Technology, Social and Community Services, Queensland Branch.);

      (c) Automotive, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Industrial Union of Employees,
          Queensland;

      (d) Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemens' Association of Australasia Queensland Branch, Union of
          Employees;

      (e) The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia, Queensland Branch;

      (f) Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia (Queensland Branch) Union of Employees;

1.4     Award coverage

This Award shall apply to the Employer and to those employees at Gladstone Power Station, for whom
classifications and wage levels are set out in this Award:

Provided that conditions of employment for staff performing roles which are not included in the classifications
described in this Award and which accordingly are not covered by this Award, shall be based on the arrangements
agreed between the parties subject at all times to the provisions of the Act.

1.5     Operative date

This Award takes effect from 13 February 2003.

1.6     Parties bound

This Award is legally binding upon the employees as prescribed by clause 1.4, their Employer, and:

      (a) The Electrical Trades Union of Employees of Australia, Queensland Branch;

      (b) Australian Services Industrial Union of Employees (Queensland Local Government, Energy, Ports,
          Information Technology, Social and Community Services, Queensland Branch.);

      (c) Automotive, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Industrial Union of Employees,
          Queensland;

      (d) Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemens' Association of Australasia Queensland Branch, Union of
          Employees;

      (e) The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia, Queensland Branch;

      (f) Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia (Queensland Branch) Union of Employees;

and their members.

1.7     Leave reserved

1.7.1 Transmission of business.

PART 2 - FLEXIBILITY

2.1     Enterprise flexibility

2.1.1 As part of a process of improvement in productivity and efficiency, discussion should take place at the
      enterprise to provide more flexible working arrangements, improvement in the quality of working life,
      enhancement of skills, training and job satisfaction and to encourage consultative mechanisms across the
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       workplace.

2.1.2 The consultative processes established in clause 2.1 may provide an appropriate mechanism for consideration
      of matters relevant to clause 2.1.1. Relevant Union delegates at the place of work may be involved in such
      discussions.

2.1.3 Any proposed genuine agreement reached between the Employer and employee(s) in the enterprise is
      contingent upon the agreement being submitted to the Commission in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Act
      and is to have no force or effect until approval is given.

PART 3 - COMMUNICATION, CONSULTATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

3.1      Consultation

The Employer will consult with employees and their representatives. Appropriate consultative mechanisms will be
agreed and established between the parties.

In managing the Gladstone Power Station, the Employer will, where practicable, provide information to and seek the
views of its employees through consultative mechanisms for the purpose of sound managerial decision making.

3.2      Grievance and dispute settling procedure

The intent of this problem solving procedure is to resolve disagreements within the work environment. The
Employer desires to consult with employees and their representatives as the problem is being resolved.

If circumstances arise where employees believe that they are being treated unfairly or without dignity, they shall
have the right to appeal the decision which is affecting them through the process set out below.

At any time during the problem solving process, an employee shall have the right to be represented by a colleague or
representative of their choice in presenting their case.

Step 1 - Employees shall discuss any problem with their immediate manager.

Step 2 - If the problem is not resolved at Step 1, the matter shall be discussed between the employee and their
Manager-Once-Removed. This discussion should occur within 24 hours of the employee's request.

Step 3 - If no agreement is reached at Step 2, the matter shall be reported to the General Manager and the
appropriate relevant Union Official, to facilitate resolution of the problem.

Step 4 - In the event that a settlement of the matter cannot be reached at Step 3, it shall be notified to the
Commission in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

Provided that it is not injurious to the health of the workers concerned, or contrary to safe working procedures, work
shall continue normally and the status quo, or without prejudice agreed work practice, shall remain in force to allow
negotiations to continue.

All parties will carry out their obligations under this procedure as expeditiously as possible.

All parties shall give due consideration to matters raised, or any suggestion or recommendation made, by the
Commission with a view to the prompt settlement of the dispute.

Any order or decision of the Commission (subject to the parties' right of appeal under the Act) will be final and
binding on all parties to the dispute.

Discussions at any stage of the procedure shall not be unreasonably delayed by any party, subject to acceptance that
some matters may be of such complexity or importance that it may take a reasonable period of time for the
appropriate response to be made. If genuine discussions are unreasonably delayed or hindered, it shall be open to
any party to give notification of the dispute in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

PART 4 - EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEES' DUTIES, EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AND RELATED
ARRANGEMENTS
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4.1      Statement of intent

4.1.1 The objectives of the parties to this Award are to provide a continuous supply of electrical power to Boyne
      Smelters Ltd and Enertrade, at a world competitive price.

4.1.2 The parties recognize the importance of maintaining the availability of generating plant and continuity of the
      supply of electricity and are committed to resolving employee concerns effectively and speedily through full
      and open communication and agreed consultative, negotiation and problem solving procedures.

4.1.3 This objective will be best achieved by the Employer being able to operate at world class performance levels
      (as periodically defined, following consultation with employees) and by providing high quality customer
      service.

4.1.4 To achieve world-class performance, the Employer and its employees are committed to:

       (a) developing safe, productive, efficient and harmonious working relationships;

       (b) ensuring the efficiency and prosperity of the business for the benefit of its shareholders, employees and
           the community; and

       (c) operating the plant to ensure that it is cost competitive.

       The parties acknowledge that an important factor in achieving these objectives is the need for flexibility of
       jobs and duties within and between work areas, subject only to limitations imposed by safety considerations,
       individual skill levels and the availability of training.

4.2      Employment categories

Employees covered by this Award shall be advised in writing of their employment category upon appointment.

Employment categories are:

       (a) full-time; or

       (b) part-time (as prescribed in clause 4.3); or

       (c) casual (as prescribed in clause 4.4); or

       (d) Specific task employees (as prescribed in clause 4.5).

4.3      Part-time employment

4.3.1 Part-time employment will be offered at the discretion of the Employer, but the agreement of an existing
      employee is required for their contract of employment to be changed to part-time arrangements.

4.3.2 A part-time employee will be regularly employed for not less than 15 hours and not more than 32.20 hours of
      ordinary working time each week.

4.3.3 The spread of hours of part-time employees will be as specified for full-time employees in this Award or any
      Certified Agreement.

4.3.4 Ordinary hours and working days must be agreed and recorded at the time of engagement.

4.3.5 Any agreed amendment to the number of ordinary hours worked will be recorded in writing.

4.3.6 A part-time employee's roster, but not the agreed number of ordinary hours, may be altered by the Employer
      in accordance with the provisions of clause 6.1.1(c).

4.3.7 If work is required outside a part-time employee's ordinary hours, or the spread of hours, overtime rates will
      be paid at the rates prescribed in clause 6.2 (Overtime).

4.3.8 Part-time employees will be paid at the appropriate all purpose rate for the agreed ordinary hours.
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4.3.9 Leave and other benefits will accrue at, as a minimum, the pro rata rate, except for sick leave, bereavement
      leave, and family leave, which will apply as set out in this Award. Details of other benefits will be as set out
      in the employee handbook.

4.3.10 Where a public holiday falls on a day upon which an employee is normally employed, that employee shall be
       paid the appropriate rate for the number of hours normally worked on that day, or if required to attend work,
       they will receive the appropriate premiums.

4.3.11 Where an employee and their Employer agree in writing, part-time employment may be converted to full-
       time, and vice-versa. If such an employee transfers from full-time to part-time (or vice-versa), all accrued
       Award and legislative entitlements shall be maintained. Following transfer to part-time employment accrual
       will occur in accordance with the provisions relevant to part-time employment.

4.4      Casual employment

4.4.1 A casual employee means an employee who is engaged by the hour for less than one week and paid as such.

4.4.2 The following conditions shall be applicable to casual employees:

       (a) The ordinary hours shall not exceed 8.05 hours per day to be worked within the spread of hours
           prescribed in clause 6.1.1.

       (b) A casual employee shall be paid at the rate of 23% per hour in addition to the ordinary hourly rates with a
           minimum payment of 2 hours for each engagement.

       (c) All time worked in excess of 8.05 hours per day or outside the spread of hours in clause 6.1.1, shall be
           paid at the appropriate overtime rate.

4.5      Specific task employees

4.5.1 A specific task employee will be employed for a continuous period of less than 12 months.

4.5.2 When the employee's contract of employment is terminated, except for reason of misconduct, they will
      receive payment for any public holiday which occurs before the Employer's next normal working day.

4.5.3 The contract of employment can be terminated by either party on the giving of 2 day's notice, or the payment
      by the Employer of wages in lieu, except in the case of summary dismissal.

4.5.4 A specific task employee will be entitled to long service leave after accumulating 10 year's service, with no
      break in excess of 12 months. The entitlement is 13 weeks after 10 years and will be paid at the all purpose
      rate.

4.5.5 When a specific task employee has accumulated 12 months of service, they are eligible for sick leave as
      required, which will be provided in accordance with this Award. (An employee with less than 12 month's
      service will accrue sick leave at the rate of 7.3 hours for each completed month of service. These will remain
      in credit until the employee reaches 12 month's service, with no break in excess of 12 months. There will be
      no pay out of accumulated entitlements.)

4.5.6 Superannuation will be paid at the Superannuation Guarantee contribution rate.

4.5.7 The accumulated service of a specific task employee will be counted towards service if the employee is
      appointed to a continuing role with the Employer.

4.6      Contractors

4.6.1 The Employer will use the test of a more productive and cost competitive operation to decide, from time to
      time, whether to develop new skills in existing employees, or to use contractors. Before contractors are
      engaged, the Employer will assess its own resources and be satisfied that it is unable to undertake the work
      required.

4.6.2 Contractors will be used where the work volume is beyond the capacity of the existing employees of the
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       Employer, where the work requires specialist resources, or where there can be no guarantee of work of a
       permanent and continuous nature for those contracted to perform the tasks.

4.6.3 Contractors will not be used specifically to diminish the volume of day-to-day work within a particular role,
      nor to avoid increasing employee requirements to meet developing work demands of a permanent and
      continuous nature, or to circumvent the availability and delivery of training to existing employees.

4.6.4 Four weeks prior to contractors being engaged, the Employer will advise employees of its intention to use a
      contractor, the number and type of employees involved and the scope of work.

4.6.5 Every endeavour will be made to give prior notice when urgent contract work is necessary.

4.6.6 Contractors will be required to observe the site safety policy and procedures. The Employer will provide
      contractors and their employees with the necessary induction to ensure that they are able to complete their
      work at the site safely and productively.

4.6.7 It shall be a requirement of contract documents that:

       (a) The terms and conditions of employment for employees of contractors shall be in accordance with the
           relevant legislation or industrial agreements;

       (b) the contractor make all relevant payments in respect of their employees, including payment to severance
           funds in accordance with relevant agreements;

       (c) where employees and contractors' employees are working side by side on site on the same task, the hours
           of work contained in this Award shall apply;

       (d) employees of contractors are encouraged to be financial members of the relevant Union respondent to this
           Award.

          and for core work that:

       (e) where employees and contractors' employees are engaged on core work they shall receive rates of pay
           and allowances which are at least the minimum for the roles specified in this Award.

          For this purpose, core work with the Employer is considered to be operations and maintenance work
          performed on the following plant which is directly associated with the generation of electricity:

          -       boilers
          -       turbo generators
          -       auxiliary plant
          -       chemical plant
          -       coal plant

4.6.8 Contractors and/or their employees will not be appointed to any position as continuing employees unless
      normal advertising and selection processes have been followed.

4.6.9 Any dispute to do with the employment of contractors will be dealt with through the grievance and disputes
      settling procedure in clause 3.2.

4.6.10 Before any contractor engages subcontractors to assist in completion of a contract, it is necessary for the
       Employer to give its approval.

4.7      Trainees

Trainees are engaged under this Award, except as amended from time to time by the Order for Apprentices' and
Trainees' Wages and Conditions (Excluding Certain Queensland Government Entities).

4.8      Anti-discrimination

4.8.1 It is the intention of the parties to this Award to prevent and eliminate discrimination as defined by the Anti-
      Discrimination Act 1991 and the Industrial Relations Act 1999 which includes:
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       (a) discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, parental status, age,
           race, impairment, religion, political belief or activity, trade union activity, lawful sexual activity and
           association with, or relation to, a person identified on the basis of the above attributes;

       (b) sexual harassment; and

       (c) racial and religious vilification.

4.8.2 Accordingly, in fulfilling their obligations under the grievance and disputes settling procedure in this Award ,
      the parties to this Award must take reasonable steps to ensure that neither the Award provisions nor their
      operation are directly or indirectly discriminatory in their effects.

4.8.3 Under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 it is unlawful to victimise an employee because the employee has
      made or may make or has been involved in a complaint of unlawful discrimination or harassment.

4.8.4 Nothing in clause 4.8 is to be taken to affect:

       (a) any different treatment (or treatment having different outcomes) which is specifically exempted under the
           Anti-Discrimination Act 1991; or

       (b) an employee, Employer or registered organisation, pursuing matters of discrimination, including by
           application to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission/Anti-Discrimination Commission
           Queensland.

4.9      Contract of employment

4.9.1 The Employer may direct an employee to carry out such duties as are reasonable, within the limits of the
      employee's skill and competency, arising from experience, training and certification as required by
      statute.

4.9.2 The Employer may direct an employee to carry out such duties and use such tools and equipment as may
      be required, provided that the employee has been properly trained in the use of such tools and equipment
      where relevant.

4.9.3 Any direction issued by the Employer pursuant to clauses 4.9.1 and 4.9.2 shall be consistent with the
      Employer's responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy working environment.

4.10     Termination of employment

4.10.1 Statement of employment

The Employer shall, in the event of termination of employment, provide upon request to the employee who has been
terminated a written statement specifying the period of employment and the classification or type of work performed
by the employee.

4.10.2 Termination by employer

       (a) In order to terminate the employment of an employee the Employer shall, in accordance with the
           provisions of the Act, give 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

       (b) In addition to the notice in clause 4.10.2(a), employees over 45 years of age at the time of giving of notice
           and with not less than 2 years' continuous service, shall be entitled to an additional week's notice.

       (c) Payment in lieu of notice shall be made if the appropriate notice is not given. Provided that employment
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          may be terminated by part of the period of notice specified and part payment in lieu thereof.

       (d) In calculating any payment in lieu of notice the ordinary time rate of pay for the employee concerned
           shall be used.

       (e) The period of notice in clause 4.10.2(a) shall not apply in the case of dismissal for misconduct or other
           grounds that justify instant dismissal, or in the case of casual, or seasonal employees, or to employees on
           daily hire, or employees engaged for a specific period of time or for a specific task or tasks.

4.10.3 Notice of termination by employee

Except in the case of casual employees and specific task employees the notice of termination required to be given by
an employee shall be at least one week's notice or one week's wages paid or forfeited in lieu.

4.10.4 It shall not be lawful for the Employer to offset notice of termination against any period of annual leave or
       part thereof.

4.10.5 Payment on discharge

When employment is terminated by either party, the employee shall be paid all monies due on the date of
termination or at least no later than the next administrative working day.

4.10.6 An employee not so paid shall be paid at the all purpose rate until they receive their termination payment.

4.10.7 Dismissal

An employee may be dismissed for a valid reason as prescribed by the Act.

4.11     Retrenchment

Retrenchment arrangements will be in accordance with the Regulations made under the Gladstone Power Station
Sale Agreement Act 1993, as amended from time to time.

4.12     Continuity of service - transfer of calling

In cases where a transfer of calling occurs, continuity of service should be determined in accordance with sections
67-71 of the Act, as amended from time to time.

PART 5 - WAGES AND WAGE RELATED MATTERS

5.1      Classifications

There will be 4 classification streams:

5.1.1 Administrative Services Employee
      Includes non-strategic clerical and administrative roles.

5.1.2 Operations Employee
      Includes non-management operations (control) and operations (coal) roles.

5.1.3 Plant Services Employee
      Includes non-trades roles where the employee is providing service to plant facilities.

5.1.4 Technical Services Employee
      Includes trades and some technical, para-professional roles.

5.2      Competencies

5.2.1 The competency matrix in clause 5.4 describes, in summary, the competency requirements for each
      classification level.

5.2.2 The parties to this Award recognize that to continue to increase the cost competitiveness of the Gladstone
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         Power Station, a commitment to improving work related competencies of all employees is required.
         Accordingly, the parties commit themselves to:

         (a) developing a more competent and flexible workforce;

         (b) providing employees with career opportunities through appropriate development activities to acquire
             additional role related skills; and

         (c) removing barriers to the utilization of skills.

5.2.3 Individual development plans will be prepared for and agreed with each employee. These plans will form the
      basis for the Employer's assessment of performance related pay increases.

5.3          Entry level roles

Entry-level roles are established in each classification stream. These entry level roles are included in clause 5.4.

5.4          Wages bands

After the Gladstone Power Station sale in 1994, each employee translated into the appropriate band by taking their
current base wage and adding these allowances to it, where applicable:

         -    2.5% premium where currently applied:
         -    Industry payment
         -    Power station allowance
         -    Locality allowance paid at the maximum rate for all employees living with a partner or their children and
              at the minimum rate for all other employees.
         -    Gladstone special allowance paid at the maximum rate for all employees who currently receive the
              allowance. (Allowance previously paid with respect to housing).
         -    Tradesperson allowance
         -    CAD allowance
         -    Leading hand allowance

This will be defined as the all purpose rate.

The Entry level competency matrix describes:

         -    the competencies for entry level positions within each classification stream; and

         -    the starting wage for a new employee selected to perform the work of an entry level role.

 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES STREAM

 Wage                       New                   Work Skills                            Job Skills
                            Classification
                            Title
 Entry         $32,385      Administrative        Access and record pieces of            Typing duties requiring an
 Level                      Services              information from a single source.      accurate production of well laid
 1A                         Employee 1A           Express routine ideas and              out material in accordance with
                                                  information in familiar situations.    clear instructions. Office tasks
                                                  Plan and organise a routine activity   which       are     uncomplicated,
                                                  under supervision.                     repetitive and closely prescribed.
                                                  Work with others to undertake
                                                  familiar activities.
                                                  Use mathematical ideas and
                                                  techniques for completing simple
                                                  tasks in familiar situations.
                                                  Solve routine problems with
                                                  minimal supervision.
                                                  Reproduce a basic product or
                                                  service.
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Entry     $37,801   Administrative       Access,     select     and    record   Supervises a team in order to
Level               Services             information from more than one         complete tasks.
1B                  Employee 1B          source.                                Works        under       minimal
                                         Express routine ideas and              supervision.
                                         information        in     unfamiliar   Completes office tasks which may
                                         situations.                            be complex.
                                         With guidance, plan and organise a
                                         complex activity.
                                         Work with others to achieve group
                                         goals.
                                         Use mathematical ideas and
                                         techniques for completing simple
                                         tasks in unfamiliar situations.
                                         Tackle exploratory problems with
                                         close supervision.
Entry     $40,589   Administrative       Access, select and organise            Leads a team in order to complete
Level 2             Services             information from a range of            complex tasks.
                    Employee 2           sources.                               Works independently.
                                         Express complex ideas and              Accountable for specified and
                                         information in familiar situations.    various duties of a complex
                                         Independently plan and organise a      nature.
                                         routine activity.
                                         Help formulate and achieve group
                                         goals.
                                         Select and use mathematical ideas
                                         and techniques for completing
                                         complex tasks.
                                         Solve routine problems without
                                         supervision       and    exploratory
                                         problems with some guidance.
Entry     $44,617   Administrative       Access, evaluate and organise          Leads a team to plan and
Level 3             Services             information from a range of            complete projects of a complex
                    Employee 3           sources.                               nature.
                                         Express complex ideas and              Plan program and undertake
                                         information in unpredictable or        complex tasks.
                                         unfamiliar situations.                 High level competence in a
                                         Initiate, perform and evaluate a       specified field.
                                         complex activity independently.
                                         Collaborate with others to
                                         complete complex activities.
                                         Evaluate,      adapt     and     use
                                         mathematical ideas and techniques
                                         in completing tasks.
                                         Implement a systematic approach
                                         to the solving of complex
                                         problems and explain processes
                                         used.

PLANT SERVICES STREAM

Wage                New                  Work Skills                            Job Skills
                    Classification
                    Title
Entry     $32,091   Plant     Services   Access and record pieces of            Ability to work under direct
Level               Employee 1A          information from a single source.      supervision and perform routine
1A                                       Express routine ideas and              duties essentially of a manual
                                         information in familiar situations.    nature.
                                         Plan and organise a routine activity
                                         under supervision.
                                         Work with others to undertake
                                         familiar activities.
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                                       Solve routine problems with
                                       minimal supervision.
                                       Reproduce a basic product or
                                       service.
Entry     $33,911   Plant   Services   Access,     select     and    record   Holds an appropriate certificate of
Level               Employee 1B        information from more than one         competency and is able to
1B                                     source.                                demonstrate the skills and
                                       Express routine ideas and              knowledge of such certificate.
                                       information        in     unfamiliar
                                       situations.
                                       With guidance, plan and organise a
                                       complex activity.
                                       Work with others to achieve group
                                       goals.
                                       Use mathematical ideas and
                                       techniques for completing simple
                                       tasks in unfamiliar situations.
                                       Tackle exploratory problems with
                                       close supervision.
Entry     $36,456   Plant   Services   Access, select and organise            Supervise a team.
Level 2             Employee 2         information from a range of            Accountable for completing
                                       sources.                               specified tasks of a routine nature.
                                       Express complex ideas and              Works independently.
                                       information in familiar situations.
                                       Independently, plan and organise a
                                       routine activity.
                                       Help formulate and achieve group
                                       goals.
                                       Select and use mathematical ideas
                                       and techniques for completing
                                       complex tasks.
                                       Solve routine problems without
                                       supervision       and    exploratory
                                       problems with some guidance.

OPERATIONS STREAM

Wage                New                Work Skills                            Job Skills
                    Classification
                    Title
Entry     $44,147   Operations         Access, evaluate and organise          Trades qualification or 2nd Class
Level 3             Employee 3         information from a range of            Engine Driver's Certificate.
                                       sources.
                                       Express complex ideas and
                                       information in unpredictable or
                                       unfamiliar situations.
                                       Initiate, perform and evaluate a
                                       complex activity independently.
                                       Collaborate with others to
                                       complete complex activities.
                                       Evaluate,     adapt    and      use
                                       mathematical ideas and techniques
                                       in completing tasks.
                                       Implement a systematic approach
                                       to the solving of complex
                                       problems and explain processes
                                       used.
Entry     $50,835   Operations         Works independently combining          Engineer's Certificate or 1st Class
Level 4             Employee 4         theoretical knowledge with skills.     Engine Driver's Certificate or
                                       May perform limited planning or        equivalent.
                                       development tasks.
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                                      Competencies developed through
                                      combining applied theoretical
                                      knowledge and developed skills.
Entry     $54,178   Operations        Works autonomously combining           Engineer's Certificate or 1st Class
Level 5             Employee 5        applied theoretical knowledge and      Engine Driver's Certificate or
                                      developed skills.                      equivalent.
                                      Undertakes        planning    and      Accountable for plant isolations.
                                      development tasks.                     Leadership of team.
                                      Competencies developed through
                                      combining applied theoretical
                                      knowledge and developed skills.

OPERATIONS (COAL) STREAM

Wage                New               Work Skills                            Job Skills
                    Classification
                    Title
Entry     $33,978   Operations        Access and record pieces of            Ability to work under direct
Level               Employee (Coal)   information from a single source.      supervision and perform routine
1A                  1A                Express routine ideas and              duties essentially of a manual
                                      information in familiar situations.    nature.
                                      Plan and organise a routine activity
                                      under supervision.
                                      Work with others to undertake
                                      familiar activities.
                                      Solve routine problems with
                                      minimal supervision.
                                      Reproduce a basic product or
                                      service.
Entry     $36,250   Operations        Access,     select     and    record   Holds an appropriate certificate of
Level               Employee (Coal)   information from more than one         competency and is able to
1B                  1B                source.                                demonstrate the skills and
                                      Express routine ideas and              knowledge of such certificate.
                                      information        in     unfamiliar
                                      situations.
                                      With guidance, plan and organise a
                                      complex activity.
                                      Work with others to achieve group
                                      goals.
                                      Use mathematical ideas and
                                      techniques for completing simple
                                      tasks in unfamiliar situations.
                                      Tackle exploratory problems with
                                      close supervision.

TECHNICAL SERVICES STREAM

Wage                New               Work Skills                            Job Skills
                    Classification
                    Title
Entry     $35,356   Technical         Access and record pieces of            Holds an appropriate trade
Level               Services          information from a single source.      certificate, tradespersons' rights
1A                  Employee 1A       Express routine ideas and              certificate or certificate of
                                      information in familiar situations.    competency and is able to
                                      Plan and organise a routine activity   demonstrate the skills and
                                      under supervision.                     knowledge of such certification.
                                      Work with others to undertake
                                      familiar activities.
                                      Use mathematical ideas and
                                      techniques for completing simple
                                      tasks in familiar situations.
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                                             Solve routine problems with
                                             minimal supervision.
                                             Reproduce a basic product or
                                             service.
 Entry     $36,506      Technical            Access,     select     and    record   Tradesperson required to perform
 Level                  Services             information from more than one         complex tasks unsupervised.
 1B                     Employee 1B          source.                                Able to examine, diagnose and
                                             Express routine ideas and              modify systems.
                                             information        in     unfamiliar
                                             situations.
                                             With guidance, plan and organise a
                                             complex activity.
                                             Work with others to achieve group
                                             goals.
                                             Use mathematical ideas and
                                             techniques for completing simple
                                             tasks in unfamiliar situations.
                                             Tackle exploratory problems with
                                             close supervision.
 Entry     $37,460      Technical            Access, select and organise            Tradesperson with Associate
 Level 2                Services             information from a range of            Diploma, Diploma, or equivalent.
                        Employees 2          sources.
                                             Express complex ideas and
                                             information in familiar situations.
                                             Independently, plan and organise a
                                             routine activity.
                                             Help formulate and achieve group
                                             goals.
                                             Select and use mathematical ideas
                                             and techniques for completing
                                             complex tasks.
                                             Solve routine problems without
                                             supervision       and    exploratory
                                             problems with some guidance.
 Entry     $49,619      Technical            Access, evaluate and organise          Plan, program and undertake
 Level 3                Services             information from a range of            complex technical work.
                        Employee 3           sources.
                                             Express complex ideas and
                                             information in unpredictable or
                                             unfamiliar situations.
                                             Initiate, perform and evaluate a
                                             complex activity independently.
                                             Collaborate with others to
                                             complete complex activities.
                                             Evaluate,      adapt     and     use
                                             mathematical ideas and techniques
                                             in completing tasks.
                                             Implement a systematic approach
                                             to the solving of complex
                                             problems and explain processes
                                             used.

NOTE: The rates of pay in this Award are intended to include the arbitrated wage adjustment payable under the 1
September 2005 Declaration of General Ruling and earlier Safety Net Adjustments and arbitrated wage adjustments.
[Disputed cases are to be referred to the Vice President.] This arbitrated wage adjustment may be offset against any
equivalent amount in rates of pay received by employees whose wages and conditions of employment are regulated
by this Award which are above the wage rates prescribed in the Award. Such payments include wages payable
pursuant to certified agreements, currently operating enterprise flexibility agreements, Queensland workplace
agreements, award amendments to give effect to enterprise agreements and overaward arrangements. Absorption
which is contrary to the terms of an agreement is not required.
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Increases made under previous State Wage Cases or under the current Statement of Policy, excepting those resulting
from enterprise agreements, are not to be used to offset arbitrated wage adjustments.

5.5        Apprentices

The employment of apprentices will be governed by the Training and Employment Act 2000. Apprentices will be
paid at the following rates of the entry level technical services employee:

1st year            40%
2nd year            55%
3rd year            75%
4th year            90%

5.6        Wage increases

There will be 4 kinds of wage increases which will be possible:

5.6.1 Band increase may apply to all employees. An annual review will be undertaken to ensure that wage ranges
      reflect the appropriate labour market, industry environment and Employer performance. In the second
      quarter of each year, the wages bands will be assessed against this data and the distribution of wages through
      the bands will be analysed to determine whether an increase in band range is necessary.

5.6.2 Application of existing wage fixing principles of the Commission will apply to all employees.

5.6.3 Increases based on the agreed development and use of additional competencies will apply to all employees.

5.6.4 Employees will be able to achieve an individual wage increase by being assessed as capable of demonstrating
      an agreed competency. Each employee will be able, in conjunction with their immediate manager, to
      develop an agreed individual development plan which specifies the competencies which the Employer will
      support the employee to achieve. Once the employee is formally assessed as able to demonstrate the
      competency, they will be paid the appropriate increase.

5.6.5 Performance-based increases may be available to all employees. The following process will be used to work
      towards a performance-based system. The process may cease at any time if that is the outcome of the review
      stage.

       A working group will:

       -    develop an appropriate timetable for each stage;
       -    consult with the workforce;
       -    prepare a proposal;
       -    assist in system implementation, including development of training;
       -    conduct each review.

       The Employer will implement the system only if 60% or more of those affected agree.              The parties
       acknowledge that agreement has already been reached to proceed with Stage 1.

       Once employees vote to implement a system, the working group will develop a review process to analyse
       whether the system achieves its objective. It will then report to the Employer which will decide, in
       consultation with the workforce, when to proceed to the next stage.

5.6.6 The parties recognise that training will be a critical element in ensuring the success of this system and are
      committed to providing all necessary training prior to implementation of each stage of the system.

       Stage 1     Development of performance indicators at the work group level.

       -    Vote on implementation.
       -    Review.
       -    Decision on proceeding to next stage.

       Stage 2     Development of individual and work group performance objectives.
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      -    Vote on implementation.
      -    Review.
      -    Decision on proceeding to next stage.

      Stage 3      Development of methods to evaluate achievement of individual objectives.

      -    Vote on implementation.
      -    Review.
      -    Decision on proceeding to next stage.

      Stage 4      Assessment of individual and work group performance against objectives.

      -    Vote on implementation.
      -    Review.
      -    Decision on proceeding to next stage.

      Stage 5      Create mechanism to link performance assessment and wage increases.

      -    Vote on implementation.
      -    Review.

5.7       Gladstone power station premium

5.7.1 A Gladstone power station premium will be paid for all purposes.

5.7.2 Employees will be paid one of the following rates, as determined by the Employer, having consideration for
      the expected work of the role of the employee. The payment of the rate shall be reviewed annually, or if
      there is substantial change in the work role of the employee, based on the degree of exposure to disabilities
      associated with power station operating plant such as heat, noise, vibration, dust, etc.

      (a) If you are judged to have an exposure to disabilities, beyond the compensation provided by the power
          house allowance, of 0% to less than 10%, then you will not receive a Gladstone power station premium.

      (b) If you are judged to have an exposure to disabilities beyond the compensation of the power house
          allowance, of more than 10% to less than 30%, then you will receive a Gladstone power station premium
          of $346.00.

      (c) If you are judged to have an exposure to disabilities beyond the compensation of the power house
          allowance, of more than 30% to less than 50%, then you will receive a Gladstone power station premium
          of $691.00.

      (d) If you are judged to have an exposure to disabilities beyond the compensation of the power house
          allowance, of more than 50%, then you will receive a Gladstone power station premium of $1,035.00.

5.7.3 In assessing which payment the individual is entitled to, the percentage exposure rates expressed above shall
      be taken to mean actual time spent exposed to the disabilities associated with power station operating plant
      such as heat, noise, vibration, dust etc.

5.7.4 The Gladstone power station premium is an amount in compensation for the following allowances. No
      further claims for these allowances will be allowed within this Award or any Agreement.

          Ash Pit                                  Battery work                  Bitumen or Tar
          Boiler Ducting Maintenance               Boilermakers on Repair Work   Bricklayers on Repair Work
          Building Construction Work               Certificate                   Coal Dust Allowance
          Weed Control                             Concrete Mixing               Confined Space
          Dirty Work                               Explosive Powered Tools       Height
          Hot & Cold Work                          Insulation                    Unpleasant Conditions
          Motor Vehicles Drawing Trailers          Noxious Gas Fumes             Pole Lifting, Jack Hammer Work and
                                                                                 Handling Cement
          Precipitator                             Roof Repairs                  Shot/Sand Blasting
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          Wet Work                               Toxic Substances                   Uniform & Laundry

5.7.5 There will be 2 exceptions to the above:

        (a) All employees in Work Groups 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 will continue to be paid the coal dust
            allowance for a minimum of 4 hours per day and for any hours in excess of this when working on train
            unloading or in cleaning of the transfer towers and bunkers. They will not receive the Gladstone Power
            Station premium. This arrangement will be reviewed when the coal plant refurbishment project is
            completed.

        (b) All employees in Work Group 59 who work on the burner front will continue to be paid the unpleasant
            conditions allowance at their current rate. This will be paid in addition to an adjusted Gladstone Power
            Station premium (which will take into account payment of the UPC).

5.8      Allowances

The following allowances will be paid:

5.8.1 Asbestos removal

Employees required to remove asbestos, or employees working near any asbestos removal will be paid a disability
allowance of 56.55 cents per hour.

5.8.2 First aid allowance

Employees who hold an appropriate first aid certificate and who are appointed by the Employer as first aid
attendants will be paid an ability allowance of $11.70 per week. This allowance shall not be paid while employees
are absent on annual leave or long service leave.

5.8.3 Live sewer work

Employees engaged on live sewer work shall be paid at the rate of time and a-half. For this purpose live sewer work
means work carried out in situations where there is direct arterial connection with a sewer through which sewerage
is flowing. The term shall include mechanical and electrical equipment installed in association with any such sewer
or sewerage pumping station or treatment works, but shall not apply to routine maintenance which does not require
the dismantling of pumps etc. The term shall also include a minimum payment of one hour for work on pumps after
removal from a pumping station or treatment works for cleaning or stripping.

Where arterial connection with a sewer is blocked by a disc, plug, valve, water seal or other means, the live sewer
rate shall not apply.

Employees who, on any day, are required to carry out work in connection with the release of blockages in sewerage
lines and connections thereto (including pumps) shall be paid not less than 4 hours at time and a-half during
ordinary hours or at the appropriate rate for overtime.

5.8.4    Tool allowance

The following tool allowances shall be paid to tradespeople who are required to supply and use their own tools:

                        Core Skills                                                                               Per Week
                                                                                                                  $
             (i)        Carpenter, Joiner, Plumber, Gasfitter                                                     30.60
             (ii)       Electrical fitter, Electrical mechanic, Electrical fitter (instrumentation and process    20.00
                        control), Mechanical fitter, Motor mechanic, Refrigeration mechanic and
                        serviceperson
             (iii)      Bricklayer                                                                                22.00
             (iv)       Automotive electrician, Radio mechanic, Television mechanic, Boilermaker,                 15.00
                        Diesinker, Toolmaker, Turner, Sheet metal worker
             (v)        Electrical jointer, Blacksmith, Welder, Linesperson                                       10.00
             (vi)       Painter                                                                                   7.60
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Tool allowances shall not be paid while employees are absent on annual leave or long service leave.

5.8.5 Work in the rain

       (a) Suitable waterproof clothing shall be supplied by the Employer, where practicable, to employees who are
           required to work in the rain.

       (b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, where in the performance of such work, an employee whose clothes
           become wet from rain, they shall be paid double rates for all work so performed and such payment shall
           continue until the employee is able to change into dry clothing, or until work ceases, whichever is the
           earlier.

       (c) Where a call-out involves work in the rain and where such call-out entitles an employee only to the
           minimum payment prescribed by this Agreement, the penalty for work in the rain shall be paid in addition
           to such minimum payment.

5.8.6 Review of allowances

The amount of each allowance will be reviewed annually in the second quarter of each year.

5.9      Higher duties

5.9.1 Where the Employer authorises or directs an employee to carry out duties which attract a higher rate of pay,
      the employee shall be entitled to the appropriate all purpose rate of pay as prescribed for carrying out those
      duties.

5.9.2 Where there is a range of salary prescribed for carrying out those duties, employees shall be paid at a rate not
      less than the minimum rate of pay pertaining to such higher position.

5.9.3 Where an Award covered employee is selected to temporarily perform the work of a role of a higher
      classification and that classification is covered by staff arrangements, the Award covered employee will
      continue to work under Award conditions and will be paid at a rate not less than the minimum rate of pay
      pertaining to such higher position.

5.9.4 Employees who are being paid higher duties on the day immediately preceding the taking of annual, long
      service or sick leave, shall be paid at the higher duties rate for such leave.

5.10     Salary payment

5.10.1 An employee's salary shall be paid to the employee's credit in up to 3 accounts, if one is the Electricity Credit
       Union, or 2 accounts otherwise nominated by the employee with any bank, credit union, permanent building
       society or other financial institution.

5.10.2 Pays are to be available on time and pay advice slips are to be issued on pay day.

5.10.3 Wages will be paid each week and the frequency of pays will be reviewed as part of any negotiations for a
       certified agreement. For the purpose of calculating the weekly pay, annual salary will be divided by 52,
       except in the case of shift workers where pay will be according to the weekly roster.

5.10.4 The Employer will meet in full any costs incurred in the payment of salary into the employee's nominated
       accounts including transaction fees up to one transaction per week per account.

PART 6 - HOURS OF WORK, BREAKS, OVERTIME, SHIFT WORK, WEEKEND WORK

6.1      Hours of work

6.1.1 Day workers

       (a) The ordinary working hours of day working employees excluding casuals and part-time employees, shall
           not exceed 36¼ hours per week or 7¼ hours per day, to be worked between the hours of 6.00 a.m. to 6.30
           p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive with a break of not more than one hour for a meal.
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      (b) Consecutive hours will be worked and there will be no split shifts.

      (c) By agreement, employees and the Employer will negotiate regular starting and ceasing times which may
          vary between individuals and/or work groups. Seven days notice will be required to change these regular
          times or the appropriate penalties will be paid:

         Provided that by agreement between the Union/s and the Employer the ordinary hours may be worked
         over a fortnightly period of 9 consecutive working days and not more than 8.05 hours shall be worked on
         any such day at all purpose rates:

         Provided that where the Employer and employee agree, not less than 30 minutes shall be allowed for the
         midday meal break.

6.2     Overtime

6.2.1 General

      (a) Except as hereinafter provided, all time worked in excess of that provided for in clause 6.1.1 or before the
          regular starting time or after the regular ceasing time, shall be deemed overtime and shall be paid for at
          one and a-half times the all purpose rate for the first 3 hours and double time thereafter. Each day to
          stand by itself when overtime is being computed, except where an employee commences overtime on one
          day and continues to work such overtime into the next day.

      (b) No employee shall refuse to work a reasonable amount of overtime to meet the needs of the Employer.

      (c) Systematic overtime shall not be worked; it shall be considered such when 3 consecutive weeks' overtime
          has been worked:

         Provided that this subclause shall not apply when extra labour is not available forthwith.

      (d) When any portion of an hour is worked, employees shall receive payment in respect of any broken part of
          an hour at the current overtime rate with a minimum payment for one half hour.

6.2.2 Penalties and minimum payments

      (a) Saturday - Employees required to work overtime commencing on Saturday shall be paid at one and a-half
          times the all purpose rate for the first 3 hours and double time thereafter, with a minimum period of 3
          hours work or payment therefore.

      (b) Sunday - All overtime work done on Sundays shall be paid at the rate of double time.

      (c) Minimum payment for Sundays - When employees are called upon to work on a Sunday, they shall
          receive a minimum of 3 hours pay at the rates prescribed in this Award. Day operators shall be paid
          double time for all overtime worked.

      (d) Overtime worked in any calling in or in connection with which more than one shift per day is worked,
          shall be paid for at the rate of double time.

      (e) For all employees engaged in shift work, all time worked in excess of 8 hours in any one day shall be
          considered as overtime. Clause 6.2.2(e) shall not apply where shift employees have agreed to work on a
          permanent 12 hour shift roster.

      (f) Employees who are required to work on their administrative closure day shall be paid, for all such work,
          at overtime penalty rates as prescribed in this Award for non-continuous overtime Monday to Friday with
          a minimum of 4 hours at appropriate overtime rates.

      (g) Where employees are required to report to work overtime between midnight and 6 a.m. they shall be paid
          at the rate of double time for all time so worked up to the ordinary starting time Monday to Friday and up
          to 7 a.m. Saturday.

6.2.3 Recalls
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       (a) Employees recalled to work overtime, after leaving the Employer's business premises on Monday,
           Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (whether notified before or after leaving the premises) shall be
           paid for a minimum 4 hours' work at the appropriate overtime rate for each recall:

          Provided that, except in the case of unforeseen circumstances arising, an employee shall not be required
          to work the full 4 hours if the job the employee was recalled to do is completed within a shorter period.

       (b) Provided also that overtime worked in cases where it is customary for an employee to return to the
           Employer's premises to perform a specific job outside of working hours, or where the overtime is
           continuous (subject to a reasonable meal break) with the completion or commencement of ordinary
           working time, shall not be regarded as overtime for the purposes of this subclause.

6.2.4 Rest break after overtime - availability duty

Notwithstanding the provisions contained in other sections of this Award, the following will apply in relation to
availability duty:

       (a) An employee who is recalled to work between 5.00 pm on Sunday, public holidays and administrative
           closure days and ordinary commencing time on the following working day, so that they have not had 10
           hours off duty between those times shall, where practicable, be entitled to defer their normal starting time
           on such following working day until they have had a 10 hour break:
           Provided that overtime worked in such circumstances shall not be regarded as overtime for the purposes
           of this provision where the actual time worked is less than 3 hours on such recall or on each of such
           recalls.

       (b) Employees who are called out after 9.00 pm and before 5.00 am on the following day shall, where
           practicable, be entitled to defer their ordinary starting time to have a 10 hour break after completion of the
           last call-out, provided that the total time worked in the call out, or call-outs, is more than 2 hours.

       (c) This provision shall have application only when an employee has not qualified for a 10 hour break in
           terms of the existing provision in the Award.

       (d) Where an employee who is rostered on availability duty has had a continuous 10 hour break from the time
           of ceasing work for the day and is subsequently called out for longer than 2 hours, they would be entitled
           to extend their normal commencing time until they have availed themselves of a further 6 hour break after
           completion of their last recall.

       (e) Further to this, in the instance that a continuous 10 hour break has not been enjoyed by the rostered
           employee ie. a call-out of less than 3 hours is worked by the employee between ceasing time and 9.00 pm
           and a call-out of longer than 2 hours is subsequently worked, then the employee would be entitled to
           extend their normal commencement time until they have had a 10 hour break after completion of the last
           recall.

       (f) In the circumstances referred to, no deduction of pay shall be made where the break extends into ordinary
           hours, provided that where it is not practicable for such break to be taken, double rates shall be paid until
           they are released from duty for such period. Any ordinary time following their release from duty shall be
           paid at all purpose rates:

          Provided that the employee qualifies for a 10 or 6 hour break in respect to the provisions of this Award
          and the points above, such break shall commence from the time they return home from the last recall.

            A                              B                                   C                                  Normal
            Normal Ceasing time            9pm                                                                    commencing
                                           10 hours after normal ceasing       5 am                               time
                                           time
            1. If a person is called out   2. If a person is called out one    3. If a person is called out for
            in this period and works 3     or more times in this period        the first time in this period
            hours or more on each          and works more than 2 hours in      and works more than 2 hours
            recall or recalls - 10 hour    total - 10 hour break               - 6 hour break.
            break
                                           4. If a person is called out 2 or
                                           more times in this period and
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                                           works more than 2 hours in
                                           total. At least one call-out must
                                           occur in period B - 10 hour
                                           break.

            5. If a person is called out for less than 3 hours in period A and more than 2 hours in period C -
            10 hour break

6.3      Nine day fortnight - administrative closure day

It has been agreed that a 9 day fortnight shall be worked and will result in:

6.3.1 Ordinary working hours for employees working 36.25 hours per week will be of 8.05 hours a day. The span
      of working hours will be in accordance with this Award.

6.3.2 The administrative closure day will be the first Monday in each fortnightly period. However, as there will be
      a need for a certain number of employees to attend work on that particular day, the second Monday in each
      fortnightly period will be the alternative administrative closure day for employees who are required to work
      on the first Monday. Alternatives to the foregoing arrangements will be necessary in certain circumstances.

6.3.3 Leave debits will be equivalent to the ordinary hours employees would have worked had they not been on
      paid leave. For example, an employee who is absent for 3 days on leave will be debited 24.15 hours,
      provided they have such leave in credit.

6.3.4 The Employer may, by agreement with its employees or section/s of its employees, substitute a designated
      administrative closure day to allow greater continuity of operation, provided that the substituted
      administrative closure day is taken on a day to be agreed.

6.3.5 By agreement only, employees may bank up to 10 administrative closure days off to be taken as agreed, or
      with annual leave.

6.3.6 Employees will have 3 options with regard to the administrative closure day:

       (a) The option to take the administrative closure day off.

       (b) The option to work the administrative closure day and receive payment of overtime in accordance with
           this Award.

       (c) The option to work the administrative closure day and accumulate a substitute day to a maximum of 10
           days to be taken at a later date, as agreed with the Employer.

6.3.7 If employees perform work outside of ordinary working hours on their administrative closure day, the
      appropriate overtime rates will apply.

6.3.8 Should the administrative closure day on the first Monday in each fortnightly period fall due on a public
      holiday, then it will be transferred to the following Monday. If the second Monday is also a public holiday
      then the administrative closure day shall be taken on the Tuesday after the first Monday. Alternative
      arrangements will need to be made in the current pay week for the employees who normally take the second
      day off as the alternative administrative closure day.

6.3.9 If an employee is rostered on for availability duty on a public holiday they shall be credited with a day in lieu
      to be added to annual leave and such day credited will be 8.05 hours.

6.4      Breaks after overtime

6.4.1 Employees who work so much overtime between the termination of their ordinary work on one day and the
      commencement of their ordinary work on the next day that they have not had at least 10 consecutive hours
      off duty between those times shall, subject to clause 6.4.1, be released after completion of such overtime until
      they have had 10 consecutive hours off duty without loss of pay for ordinary working time occurring during
      such absence. If on the instructions of the Employer such employees resume or continue work without
      having had such 10 consecutive hours off duty, they shall be paid double rates until they are released from
      duty for such period and they shall then be entitled to be absent until they have had 10 consecutive hours off
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       duty without loss of pay for ordinary working time occurring during such absence:

       Provided that, where employees are recalled to work after the ordinary ceasing time, overtime worked in such
       circumstances shall not be regarded as overtime for the purposes of clause 6.4.1 where the actual time
       worked is less than 3 hours on such recall, or on each of such recalls.

6.4.2 The provisions of clause 6.4.1 shall apply in the case of shift workers who rotate from one shift to another as
      if 8 hours were substituted for 10 hours when overtime is worked:

      (a) For the purpose of changing shift rosters; or

      (b) Where a shift worker does not report for duty; or

      (c) Where a shift is worked by arrangement between the employees themselves.

6.4.3 Employees who work so much overtime between 5 p.m. on Sunday, public holidays and administrative
      closure days and ordinary commencing time on the following working day so that they have not had 8
      consecutive hours off duty between those times, shall, where practicable, be entitled to defer their normal
      starting time on such following working day until they have had 8 hours break from the time they return
      home from such overtime.

       In the circumstances referred to above no deduction of pay shall be made where the break extends into
       ordinary hours:

       Provided that where it is not practicable for such break(s) to be taken, double rates shall be paid until the
       employee is released from duty for such period. Any ordinary time following release from duty shall be paid
       for at all-purpose rates.

6.5      Meal breaks, crib breaks and meal allowance

6.5.1 When working overtime, for more than one hour, employees shall be allowed to take 30 minutes for "crib"
      after the ordinary ceasing time, and also 45 minutes after each 4 hours' work, provided such overtime
      continues, for which no deduction shall be made.

6.5.2 All employees required to do overtime work for more than one hour shall be paid $9.60 for each meal
      between the ordinary ceasing time and the completion of overtime work, unless the Employer provides such
      meal for them.

6.5.3 When employees have provided themselves with customary meals because of receipt of notice of intention to
      work overtime, they shall be entitled to an allowance of $8.40 for each meal so provided in the event of the
      work not being performed or ceasing before the respective meal times.

6.5.4 All work done during the recognised meal period shall be paid for at the rate of double time, such payment to
      continue until a meal period has commenced. No employee shall be required to work more than 5 hours
      without a break for a meal.

         TIME CRIBS ARE DUE                   CRIB PAYMENT                       MEAL ALLOWANCE DUE
         Ceasing time                         30 mins @ time and a-half
                                                                                 1
         4½ hours after ceasing time          45 mins @ double time
                                                                                 1
         9¼ hours after ceasing time          45 mins @ double time
                                                                                 1
         14 hours after ceasing time          45 mins @ double time              1

6.5.5 When employees work more than 4 hours' overtime on a Saturday and/or Sunday they shall be entitled to a
      meal break of not more than one hour at the end of the 4th hour, provided that their overtime is to continue
      for not less than one hour after the meal break.

       If such overtime continues to the tenth hour from the commencement of such overtime on such day,
       employees shall be entitled to a further meal break of not more than one hour provided overtime continues
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       after the break.

       Furthermore, where such overtime continues after the tenth hour from the commencement of such overtime
       on such day, employees shall be entitled to a further meal break (provided such overtime continues), of not
       more than one hour after each additional 5 hours until such time as such overtime is completed.

6.5.6 Employees called out shall be allowed to take 45 minutes for crib after each 4 hours' overtime worked,
      provided such overtime continues, for which no deduction shall be made.

         WHEN CRIBS ARE DUE AND TAKEN                             CRIB PAYMENT                      MEAL
         When period of overtime & crib exceeds 4 3/4 hours       45 mins at overtime rates         1

         When period of overtime & cribs exceeds 9½ hours         45 mins at overtime rates         1

         When period of overtime & cribs exceeds 14¼ hours        45 mins at overtime rates         1

         When period of overtime & cribs exceeds 19 hours         45 mins at overtime rates         1

6.5.7 Employees called out within one and a-half hours of their normal ceasing time and who are required to work
      for more than one hour, or are called out within 2 hours of normal starting time, shall be entitled to a meal
      allowance of $9.60 and in addition shall be allowed 30 minutes as soon as possible thereafter, without
      deduction of pay, to partake of a meal.

6.6      Availability duty

6.6.1 Employees required by the Employer to be on call for work outside ordinary working hours shall be paid at
      the rate of $119.80 per week for each week on which they are required to be on call.

6.6.2 Employees required to act as duty employees outside ordinary working hours shall be paid at the rate of
      $179.10 per week for each week they are required to be on such duty.

6.6.3 For the purpose of this section, an "on call" employee means an employee who, outside ordinary working
      hours, is required to make themselves available at all times to respond to call-outs or recalls to work. A
      "duty employee" means an employee who is required after ordinary hours to be able to receive calls relative
      to call-outs or recalls.

6.6.4 Payment for the above allowance will be strictly conditional on an employee's availability to work in terms of
      the availability roster and is based on the following formula:

       Day                                   Proportion of Weekly
                                             Availability Roster

       Monday to Friday                      10% per day
       Saturday and Sunday                   25% per day

6.6.5 An employee who is required to attend on the availability roster because of another employee's absence, or
      unavailability, will be entitled to be paid the relevant proportion of the availability allowance. Conversely,
      the unavailable or absent employee would incur a simultaneous deduction from the allowance.

6.6.6 Employees who are rostered on availability duty on public holidays shall have one day added to their annual
      leave for each public holiday on which they are required to be on duty.

6.7      Recalls

6.7.1 Minimum payments prescribed in this Award for recalls will also apply to availability duty on Saturday and
      Sunday, except in the cases where it is customary for an employee to return to the Employer's premises to
      perform a specific task outside their ordinary working hours, or where the overtime is continuous with the
      completion of ordinary working time.

6.7.2 If a person is called out and their working time is less than 4 hours, but continues on until the commencement
      of their ordinary day, then they are paid under the call-out provision of the Award ie. a minimum of 4 hours
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       at the appropriate rate.

6.7.3 Employees called out on availability duty shall be entitled to payment for such work from the time of leaving
      home to commence that work until they return home from such work, but they must return home within a
      reasonable time and payment shall be calculated accordingly.

6.8      Cribs

Where employees are called out they shall be allowed to take 45 minutes for crib after each 4 hours' overtime
worked, for which no deduction shall be made.

6.9      Meal allowance

Where an employee is called out after their normal ceasing time, but before 7.00 pm, or within 2 hours of their
normal starting time, they shall be entitled to a meal allowance, as prescribed by this Award and in addition, they
shall be allowed 30 minutes as soon as possible thereafter, without deduction of pay, to partake of a meal.

6.10     Availability on administrative closure day

Employees rostered for availability duty on their administrative closure day off shall be paid for all time worked at
overtime rates as prescribed in this Award. No day in lieu is given to employees on availability duty on their
administrative closure day.

6.11     Rest pauses

6.11.1 Where practicable every employee (other than a casual and part-time employee) shall be entitled to a rest
       pause or pauses not exceeding a total of 20 minutes duration in the Employer's time during the daily work
       period.

6.11.2 Such rest pause or pauses may be taken in a manner and at such time or times as agreed upon so that
       continuity of work will not be interrupted where continuity is necessary.

6.11.3 Casual and part-time employees who work a minimum of 4 consecutive ordinary hours, but less than 8
       ordinary consecutive hours on any one day, shall receive a rest pause of 10 minutes duration. Employees
       who work a minimum of 8 ordinary consecutive hours shall receive a rest pause or pauses as prescribed in
       clause 6.11.1.

6.12     Shift work

6.12.1 Subject to the following provisions the ordinary hours of work for shift workers shall not exceed 36.25 hours
       per week.

6.12.2 The ordinary hours of work referred to in 6.12.1 may be exceeded in any week or weeks subject to the total
       ordinary hours worked during any roster period not exceeding that number of hours ascertained by
       multiplying the number of weeks in the roster period by 36.25 and may be worked according to a roster
       agreed by greater than 60% of the employees concerned and their representatives and the Employer.

6.12.3 Shift workers shall be allowed a crib break during each shift for which no reduction of pay shall be made. In
       the case of shift workers rostered on an 8 hour shift, the crib break will be of 30 minutes duration, and in the
       case of shift workers rostered on a 12 hour shift, the crib break will be 60 minutes:

       Provided that such break shall be taken at a time and in such manner that it will not interfere with continuity
       of work where continuity is necessary.

6.12.4 For the purposes of this subclause the following definitions apply:

       (a) "Day shift" means any shift worked between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

       (b) "Afternoon shift" means any shift finishing after 6 p.m. and at or before midnight.

       (c) "Night shift" means any shift finishing after midnight and at or before 8 a.m.
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6.13       Shift penalties

6.13.1 Operations employees, including operation (coal) employees working an 8 hour shift roster

       (a) Afternoon shift - Employees who work afternoon shift shall be paid a shift allowance of 18.75% of their
           all purpose rate in addition to their all purpose rate.

       (b) Night shift - Employees who work night shift shall be paid a shift allowance of 22.5% of their all purpose
           rate in addition to their all purpose rate.

       (c) Week-end penalty rates - All time worked during an ordinary shift between midnight on Friday and
           midnight on Saturday shall be paid for at one and three-quarters times the all purpose rate and between
           midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday at double the all purpose rate.

6.13.2 Employees other than operations employees, operation (coal) employees and short term shift work
       employees)

       In addition to salary, the following penalties shall be paid to employees as defined in clause 6.1.1:

       (a) Afternoon shift - Employees who work afternoon shift shall be paid a shift allowance of 17.5% of their all
           purpose rate in addition to their all purpose rate.

       (b) Night shift - Employees who work night shift shall be paid a shift allowance of 20% of their all purpose
           rate in addition to their all purpose rate.

       (c) Week-end penalty rates - All time worked during an ordinary shift between midnight on Friday and
           midnight on Saturday shall be paid for at one and a-half times the all purpose rate and between midnight
           on Saturday and midnight on Sunday at double the all purpose rate.

6.14       Changeover time

Continuous, non-continuous and relief shift workers will be paid for an additional 15 minutes per week at ordinary
time to account for changeover time. This payment will be added to the all purpose rate of these employees and no
further claims for payment of changeover time will be considered.

6.15       Short term shift work

6.15.1 The Employer will determine when it is necessary to arrange short term shift work and will provide as much
       notice to its employees and their representatives as the circumstances allow. A standard roster will be
       worked and employees and their representative will be consulted if there is any need to change this roster.

6.15.2 Two or 3 shifts, combining day, afternoon and night will be organised on a 5 days per week basis, from
       Monday to Friday, during the short term shift work period. The Employer will consult its employees on the
       appropriate roster pattern.

6.15.3 The first roster, or compilation thereof, to be adopted for short term shift work is shown below:

           Day            1      2       3      4         5   6    7      8      9      10      11     12      13   14

           Employee 1     -      D       D      D         D   -    -      D      D      D       D      D       -    -
           Employee 2     -      N       N      N         N   -    -      A      A      A       A      A       -    -
           Employee 3     -      A       A      A         A   -    -      N      N      N       N      N       -    -

       This roster will also be modified and applied by the Employer whenever:

       -    full rotation of shifts is required; and/or
       -    2 shift arrangement is required.

       Where the Employer requires a roster not previously worked, it will consult with employees.

6.15.4 Employees on short term shift work will not be used to minimise the recall of employees rostered on
       availability duty except in urgent and special circumstances.
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       The Employer will advise employees of the work to be completed and will seek volunteers. The Employer
       will decide which employees will work the shift work and may nominate individuals who did not volunteer if
       the roster has not been filled.

6.15.5 Short term shift work may be organised with 9 ordinary shifts of 8.05 hours per fortnightly period and
       administrative closure days linked to the weekend. Shift times will match those for continuous shifts.

       There will be a minimum period of 10 hours between when an employee ceases to work normal day work
       and starts on short term shift work, or ceases short term shift work and resumes normal work. Employees
       will not be required to work more than 6 consecutive days.

       The Employer will seek to balance the frequency of day, afternoon and night shifts worked by any employee.

6.15.6 Payment will be as follows:

       (a) For employees who receive a 10 hour break before commencing and at the conclusion of short term shift
           work, the payment will be as follows:

           -   ordinary rate for 8.05 hours;

           -   shift penalty (20% for afternoon, 25% for night shift);

           - double the ordinary rate for those hours worked in excess of the normal hours worked by an employee
             if on day work;

           • all other short term shift work conditions;

           • at the conclusion of short term shift work, the employee will be paid their all purpose rate for those
             hours normally worked during the break period.

       (b) Those employees who have not received a 10 hour break before commencing short term shift work will
           be paid as follows:

           • at commencement of the short term shift work they shall be paid double the all purpose rate for the first
             afternoon or night shift or part thereof worked;

           • all short term shift work conditions and penalties for subsequent shifts.

       (c) Those employees who have not received a 10 hour break prior to returning to day work will be paid
           double their all purpose rate for all hours worked until released for a 10 hour break.

           Overtime will be paid at double the all purpose rate. Provided, however, that any time worked in excess
           of the hours prescribed by the roster by employees on afternoon or night shift shall be paid for as
           overtime, at the rate of double time on their afternoon or night shift rate.

           Where short term shift workers work extended overtime on weekends and administrative closure days, 2
           rest pauses and a crib break will be provided without loss of pay in each 8 hour work period.

6.15.7 Where a classification is occasionally needed for part of one day shift to supplement the same or other
       classifications already rostered on short term shift work, the additional workers will receive short term shift
       conditions for day shift workers if engaged in shift type activity for more than 4 hours.

6.15.8 Where a particular short term shift work period concludes in less than 5 days - Monday to Friday (including
       public holidays, administrative closure days and days absent), employees who are engaged on short term shift
       work will be paid for each afternoon or night shift at one and a-half times the ordinary rate for the first 3
       hours and double time thereafter. Five days is interpreted to mean 15 full shifts on a 3 shift roster and 10 full
       shifts on a 2 shift roster.

6.15.9 In the event that the duration of the shift work is not known, payment for the shifts performed up to the 5 day
       minimum will be initially at the shift penalty rate of 20% and 25% for afternoon and night shift respectively.
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       If the particular short term shift work period concludes in less than 5 days, the appropriate overtime payment
       will be made retrospectively.

PART 7 - LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

7.1        Annual leave

7.1.1 At the end of 12 months of continuous employment, each employee will be entitled to annual leave on full
      pay as follows:

       (a) 5 weeks for those employed on continuous shift work:

       •      for employees who have completed one year of employment as a nominated relief, 5 weeks (if they
              continue as nominated reliefs for continuous shift work); and

       •      for employees who have not completed 12 months as a nominated relief, 4 weeks, plus half a day for
              each month as a nominated relief.

       (b) 4 weeks in all other cases.

       Employees who have been employed for a period less than 12 months will receive a pro rata entitlement.

7.1.2 Payment for annual leave will be at the:

       (a) projected roster rate or all purpose rate plus a premium of 17.5%, whichever is the greater, for continuous
           shift workers.

       (b) all purpose rate plus a premium of 17.5% for relief shift workers who have been a nominated relief for
           less than 26 weeks in any year.

       (c) appropriate projected roster rate for relief shift workers who have been a nominated relief for 26 weeks or
           more in any year.

       (d) all purpose rate plus a premium of 17.5% in all other cases.

7.1.3 Annual leave will be paid in advance unless otherwise requested by the employee and can be taken in
      minimum periods of one day.

7.1.4 Annual leave will be paid at the all purpose rate which the employee received on their last working day prior
      to leave.

7.1.5 If an employee's contract of employment is terminated after 12 months of continuous employment, they will
      be paid their accumulated leave as well as any public holidays or additional leave entitlements which would
      have applied if the employee took the leave from the day their employment was terminated.

7.1.6 Pro rata annual leave will be paid on ordinary time earnings from the anniversary date up to termination, at
      the following rates:

       • 1/9th for continuous shift workers
       • 1/12th for all others

       plus a premium of 17.5%.

       There will be no payment in lieu of annual leave except on termination of an employee's contract of
       employment.

7.1.7 All periods of annual leave are exclusive of public holidays.

7.1.8 Except by agreement, 14 days' notice is required from either party before the taking of annual leave and all
      entitlements must be taken within 12 months of the date on which it falls due, except, when by agreement
      with the Employer, it is deferred to a later date. Annual leave will be scheduled in accordance with the needs
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       of the Employer and with the agreement of the individual employee.

7.1.9 If a public holiday falls on a day that a shift worker is rostered off, an extra day shall be added to annual
      leave and shall be paid at the projected roster rate or base rate plus a loading of 17.5% whichever is the
      greater.

7.1.10 If a public holiday falls during a period of annual leave on which a shift worker would have been rostered on,
       had they not been on annual leave, they will be paid at the projected roster rate for that day and in addition
       have a shift of 8 hours added to their leave if rostered on an 8 hour roster, and 12 hours if rostered on a 12
       hour shift roster.

7.2      Sick leave

7.2.1 Sick leave is an insurance provision to provide employees with financial protection against illness or injury
      whilst they are unable to attend the workplace because of a non-work related illness or injury.

7.2.2 The Employer is committed to ensuring that employees do not suffer any loss because of their inability to
      attend work due to illness or injury and will therefore provide leave arrangements which provide reasonable
      time for recovery, maintain the employee's basic income and encourage the employee to return to the
      workplace at an appropriate time.

7.2.3 Sick leave will be available for up to 2 years and payment will be at 100% of the projected roster rate for
      continuous shift employees and at 100% of the all purpose rate for all other employees.

7.2.4 Sick leave for periods of 2 consecutive days or less will be paid without the provision of evidence, but if
      sufficient reason exists, such absences may need to be justified to the Employer's satisfaction.

7.2.5 Where an employee has produced a certificate of a legally qualified medical practitioner, as to the period, or
      approximate period, during which the employee will be unable to work and where requested, has produced to
      the occupational health nurse a certificate as to the nature of the employee's illness and where the employee
      has promptly notified the Employer of the illness and of the approximate period during which the employee
      will be unable to work, the employee will be paid in full for their absence.

7.2.6 If an employee is absent on sick leave for a period of 3 months they will be required to attend a doctor of
      their choice to have their case reviewed to determine whether or not they are able to return to the workplace.
      The Employer may have the doctor's opinion reviewed by requiring that the employee attend another doctor
      (at the Employer's expense), as agreed by the Employer and the employee.

7.2.7 If the individual unreasonably refuses to co-operate, this will be considered to be misconduct and, at a
      minimum, paid sick leave will cease.

7.2.8 If the decision is that the employee continues to be unable to return to work, their case will then be reviewed
      at agreed intervals, until a maximum period of 2 years has expired.

7.2.9 From the second review on, the doctor will be required to determine whether the employee is able to return to
      work or whether they should be retired on the basis of ill health or due to total and permanent disability. The
      procedure for retirement on the basis of total and permanent disability is described in the Gladstone Power
      Superannuation Plan.

7.2.10 When the illness of an employee on sick leave is reviewed, the doctor will be required to consider whether
       the employee could return to an alternative role at the workplace. If an employee returns to such a role and it
       is at a lower classification, they will continue to be paid their current all purpose rate, or projected roster rate,
       for an agreed period.

7.2.11 If at any stage, a problem occurs in the administration of this system, the grievance and dispute settling
       procedure in this Award shall apply.

7.3      Bereavement leave

7.3.1 Full-time and part-time employees shall, on the death of a member of their immediate family or household in
      Australia, be entitled to paid bereavement leave up to and including the day of the funeral of such person.
      Such leave shall be without deduction of pay for a period not exceeding the number of hours worked by the
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       employee in 2 ordinary days of work. Proof of such death is to be furnished by the employee to the
       satisfaction of the Employer.

7.3.2 Long-term casual employees

       (a) A long-term casual employee is entitled to at least 2 days unpaid bereavement leave on the death of a
           member of the person's immediate family or household in Australia.

       (b) A "long-term casual employee" is a casual employee engaged by a particular Employer, on a regular and
           systematic basis, for several periods of employment during a period of at least 1 year immediately before
           the employee seeks to access an entitlement under clause 7.3.2

7.3.3 "Immediate family" includes:

       (a) A spouse (including a former spouse, a de facto spouse and a former de facto spouse, spouse of the same
           sex) of the employee; and

       (b) A child or an adult child (including an adopted child, a foster child, an ex-foster child, a stepchild or an
           ex-nuptial child), parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the employee or spouse of the employee.

7.3.4 A further period of at least 2 day's paid leave is available where an employee must travel outside Australia.
      Additional paid or unpaid leave will be provided at the discretion of the Employer.

7.3.5 An employee with the consent of the Employer, may apply for unpaid leave when a member of the
      employee's immediate family or household in Australia dies and the period of bereavement leave entitlement
      provided above is insufficient.

7.4        Long service leave

Employees will be entitled to long service leave subject to and in accordance with, the Regulations (as amended
from time to time) made under the Gladstone Power Station Sale Agreement Act 1993.

7.5        Family leave

The provisions of the Family Leave Award apply to and are deemed to form part of this Award.

7.5.1 It is to be noted that:

       (a) part-time work can be performed by agreement in the circumstances specified in the Family Leave
           Award;

       (b) a copy of the Family Leave Award is required to be displayed in accordance with section 697 of the Act.

7.5.2 The Family Leave Award also provides for the terms and conditions of leave associated with:

       (a) Maternity leave

       (b) Parental leave

       (c) Adoption leave

       (d) Special responsibility leave for the care and support of the employee's immediate family or household.

7.6        Public holidays

7.6.1 The following public holidays, as gazetted, will continue to be observed:

       -    the 1st January;
       -    the 26th January;
       -    Good Friday;
       -    Easter Saturday (the day after Good Friday);
       -    Easter Monday;
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       -    The 25th April (Anzac Day);
       -    The Birthday of the Sovereign;
       -    Christmas Day;
       -    Boxing Day; or

       any day appointed under the Holidays Act 1983, to be kept in place of any such holiday.

7.6.2 Where a public holiday falls on what would have been a normal working day and no work is performed on
      that day, it will be paid as a normal working day. ie. 8.05 hours.

7.6.3 Subject to 7.6.4 all work done by an employee on a public holiday shall be paid for at the rate of double time
      and a-half with a minimum of 4 hours.

7.6.4 All time worked on the public holidays outside the ordinary working hours specified in this Award,
      prescribed by a roster, or usually worked on the day of the week on which the holiday is kept, shall be paid at
      double the rate prescribed by this Award for such time when worked outside such working hours on an
      ordinary working day.

7.6.5 Any employee whose contract of employment is terminated during December of one year and who is re-
      employed during January of the next year, having worked continuously for at least 2 weeks prior to the
      termination, shall be paid for any public holidays which occur during December and January.

7.7        Jury service

       (a) An employee, other than a casual employee, required to attend for jury service during their ordinary
           working hours shall be reimbursed by the employer an amount equal to the difference between the
           amount paid in respect of their attendance for such jury service and the ordinary pay the employee would
           have been paid if the employee was not absent on jury service.

       (b) Alternatively, by agreement, fees (other than meal allowance) received by the employee to attend jury
           service will be paid to the employer and the employer will continue to pay the employee their ordinary
           pay for the time the employee was absent on jury service.

       (c) Employees shall notify their employer as soon as practicable of the date upon which they are required to
           attend for jury service and shall provide their employer with proof of such attendance, the duration of
           such attendance and the amount received in respect thereof.

       (d) If the employee is not required to serve on a jury for a day or part of a day after attending for jury service
           and the employee would ordinarily be working for all or part of the remaining day, the employee must, if
           practicable, present for work at the earliest reasonable opportunity.

       (e) "Ordinary pay" means the rate of pay that an employee would normally expect to receive for working
           ordinary hours on an ordinary day of the week, including any over-award payment. "Ordinary pay"
           excludes overtime, penalty rates of all types - including those attaching to working ordinary hours (for
           example) on a Saturday, disability allowances, shift allowances, special rates, fares and travelling time
           allowances, bonuses and other ancillary payments of a like nature.

PART 8 - TRANSFERS TRAVELLING AND WORKING AWAY FROM USUAL PLACE OF WORK

8.1        Transport

8.1.1 Employees on availability rosters recalled to work, other than for pre-arranged overtime and who elect to use
      a private vehicle will be, paid the appropriate mileage allowance prescribed in the Award. If a private vehicle
      is not used, the Employer will arrange and pay for alternative transport (taxi).

8.2        Travelling after overtime

Employees who through working overtime cannot obtain their ordinary method of conveyance to or from their
homes shall be conveyed to or from their homes by the Employer, or be paid "such expenses" as are incurred to or
from their homes.

8.3        Accommodation, fares, travelling allowance and transfer conditions
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8.3.1 All approved expenditure on accommodation and travel will be paid in full by the Employer.

8.3.2 Where it is necessary to travel in Australia outside of ordinary working hours, except in 8.3.5, time spent in
      such travel up to an including one-half hour before and after normal working hours shall be paid for at
      ordinary rates. Any time spent in travelling in excess of this shall attract a travelling time penalty rate which
      shall be the appropriate overtime rate with a maximum of double time:

8.3.3 Provided that when employees are required to work beyond normal ceasing time when overtime rates will
      apply, time spent in travelling back to the station shall be paid for at the rate of overtime which was
      applicable prior to ceasing work. For the purpose of this proviso, time spent in travelling shall not be
      regarded as time worked for the purpose of obtaining any other award benefits.

8.3.4 Where travelling is involved on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, all time spent in such travelling
      shall attract the travelling time penalty rate of the appropriate overtime rate with a maximum of double time.

8.3.5 Employees temporarily transferred who are required to travel outside ordinary working hours shall be paid
      ordinary rates of pay for the time spent in travelling before the usual starting time and/or after the usual
      ceasing time:

       Provided that the maximum number of hours actually spent in travelling to be paid for shall be 12 per day;

       Provided further that actual time travelling on Sundays and holidays shall be paid for at time and a-half of the
       all purpose rate.

8.3.6 Where employees provide their own vehicles and the vehicles are necessary for the proper discharge of their
      duties and their use is authorised by the Employer, such employees shall be paid an allowance as specified in
      the Australian Tax Office rates.

PART 9 - TRAINING AND RELATED MATTERS

9.1      Training

9.1.1 The parties to this Award recognise that in order to increase the efficiency and productivity of the enterprise
      and also the national and international competitiveness of the industries covered by this Award, a greater
      commitment to training and skill development is required. Accordingly, the parties commit themselves to:

       (a) developing a more highly skilled and flexible workforce;

       (b) providing employees with career opportunities through appropriate training to acquire additional skills;
           and

       (c) removing barriers to the use of skills acquired.

PART 10 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS, EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND
AMENITIES

10.1     Occupational health and safety

Every employee should expect to work without injury - no job is worth doing in an unsafe manner.

The Employer will fulfil its legal obligations and is committed to minimising the risk of injury and to maximising
the safety and security of all employees.

Improving safety makes good business sense because it will protect employees and reduce costs.

10.2     Protective clothing and safety footwear

Employees will be provided with appropriate clothing and footwear to ensure their safety within the workplace.
Employees will be required to wear the clothing and footwear as supplied and directed. Three sets of clothing and
one pair of footwear will be provided annually to employees, including specific task employees and will be
replaced, if necessary, due to fair wear and tear.
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Within the constraints set by legislation, regulation and safety requirements, the clothing and footwear supplied will
be by agreement between the workforce and the Employer.

10.3     Tools

The Employer will make available the appropriate tools (with the exception of the normal hand tools) which are not
provided by employees as part of the payment of the tool allowance, to ensure that employees can complete their
work safely and efficiently.

Employees will be allowed reasonable time each week to put their tools, benches and machines in order.

Technicians required to use tools will be supplied with a tool kit on an issue and return basis, with replacement of
issued tools on loss, or as a result of fair wear and tear. The tools will be of an agreed quality and the range will be
sufficient to ensure that the employee can complete their work safely and efficiently.

PART 11 - AWARD COMPLIANCE AND UNION RELATED MATTERS

Preamble

Clauses 11.1 and 11.2 replicate legislative provisions contained within the Act. In order to ensure the currency of
existing legal requirements parties are advised to refer to sections 366, 372 and 373 of the Act as amended from
time to time.

11.1     Right of entry

11.1.1 Authorised industrial officer

       (a) An "Authorised industrial officer" is any Union official holding a current authority issued by the
           Industrial Registrar.

       (b) Right of entry is limited to workplaces where the work performed falls within the registered coverage of
           the Union.

11.1.2 Entry procedure

       (a) The authorised industrial officer is entitled to enter the workplace during normal business hours as long
           as:

           (i)   the authorised industrial officer alerts the Employer or other person in charge of the workplace to
                 their presence; and

           (ii) shows the authorisation upon request.

       (b) Clause 11.1.2(a)(i) does not apply if the authorised industrial officer establishes that the Employer or
           other person in charge is absent.

       (c) A person must not obstruct or hinder any authorised industrial officer exercising their right of entry.

       (d) If the authorised industrial officer intentionally disregards a condition of clause 11.1.2 the authorised
           industrial officer may be treated as a trespasser.

11.1.3 Inspection of records

       (a) An authorised industrial officer is entitled to inspect the time and wages record required to be kept under
           section 366 of the Act.

       (b) An authorised industrial officer is entitled to inspect such time and wages records of any former or current
           employee except if the employee:

           (i)   is ineligible to become a member of the officer's Union; or
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          (ii) is a party to a QWA or ancillary document, unless the employee has given written consent for the
               records to be inspected; or

          (iii) has made a written request to the Employer that the employee does not want that employee's record
                inspected.

       (c) The authorised industrial officer may make a copy of the record, but cannot require any help from the
           Employer.

       (d) A person must not coerce an employee or prospective employee into consenting, or refusing to consent, to
           the inspection of their records by an authorised industrial officer.

11.1.4 Discussions with employees

       An authorised industrial officer is entitled to discuss with the Employer, or a member or employee eligible to
       become a member of the authorised industrial officer's Union:

       (a) matters under the Act during working or non-working time; and

       (b) any other matter with a member or employee eligible to become a member of the officer's Union during
           non-working time.

11.1.5 Conduct

An authorised industrial officer must not unreasonably interfere with the performance of work in exercising a right
of entry.

11.2    Time and wages record

11.2.1 An Employer must keep, at the place of work in Queensland, a time and wages record that contains the
       following particulars for each pay period for each employee, including apprentices and trainees:

       (a) the employee's Award classification;

       (b) the Employer's full name;

       (c) the name of the Award under which the employee is working;

       (d) the number of hours worked by the employee during each day and week, the times at which the employee
           started and stopped work, and details of work breaks including meal breaks;

       (e) a weekly, daily or hourly wage rate - details of the wage rate for each week, day, or hour at which the
           employee is paid;

       (f) the gross and net wages paid to the employee;

       (g) details of any deductions made from the wages; and

       (h) contributions made by the Employer to a superannuation fund.

11.2.2 The time and wages record must also contain:

       (a) the employee's full name and address;

       (b) the employee's date of birth;

       (c) details of sick leave credited or approved, and sick leave payments to the employee;

       (d) the date when the employee became an employee of the Employer;

       (e) if appropriate, the date when the employee ceased employment with the Employer; and
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       (f) if a casual employee's entitlement to long service leave is worked out under section 47 of the Act - the
           total hours, other than overtime, worked by the employee since the start of the period to which the
           entitlement relates, worked out to and including 30 June in each year.

11.2.3 The Employer must keep the record for 6 years.

11.2.4 Such records shall be open to inspection during the Employer's business hours by an inspector of the
       Department of Industrial Relations, in accordance with section 371 of the Act, or an authorised industrial
       officer in accordance with sections 372 and 373 of the Act.

11.3    Union encouragement

Clause 11.3 gives effect to section 110 of the Act in its entirety. Consistent with section 110 a Full Bench of the
Commission has issued a Statement of Policy on Union Encouragement (reported 165 QGIG 221) that encourages
an employee to join and maintain financial membership of an organisation of employees that has the right to
represent the industrial interests of the employees concerned.

11.3.1 Documentation to be provided by employer

At the point of engagement, an Employer to whom this Award applies shall provide employees with a document
indicating that a Statement of Policy on Union Encouragement has been issued by the Commission, a copy of which
is to be kept on the premises of the Employer in a place readily accessible by each employee.

The document provided by the Employer shall also identify the existence of a Union encouragement clause in this
Award.

11.3.2 Union delegates

Union delegates and job representatives have a role to play within a workplace. The existence of accredited Union
delegates and/or job representatives is encouraged.

The Employer shall not unnecessarily hinder accredited Union delegates and/or job representatives in the reasonable
and responsible performance of their duties.

11.3.3 Deduction of union fees

Where arrangements can be entered into, Employers are encouraged to provide facilities for the deduction and
remittance of Union fees for employees who signify in writing to their Employer, their desire to have such
membership fees deducted from their wages.

11.4    Union representative

11.4.1 Upon receiving written advice from the Branch Secretary of the relevant Union that a member has been
       appointed to act as a Union representative at a workplace or a section of a workplace the Employer shall
       recognise such person as accredited by the Union for as long as they remain so appointed and attached to the
       workplace.

11.4.2 A Union representative shall be allowed such reasonable time during working hours as may be agreed
       between the Employer and the Union representative concerned to:

       (a) discuss with the Union members at the workplace, matters relative to working conditions and other
           matters, with a view to avoiding industrial disputation;

       (b) discuss with duly accredited full-time officers of the relevant Union matters referred to above;

       (c) discuss with the Employer matters raised by members affecting their employment at the workplace.

11.4.3 A Union representative may be allowed reasonable access to facilities needed to perform their function, as
       may be agreed between the Employer and the Union representative concerned. Access as agreed may be
       subject to such reasonable conditions and limitations as the Employer may impose.

11.5    Trade union training leave
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When authorised by the relevant Union, and after giving one month's notice, an employee is entitled to 5 days' paid
leave per calendar year to attend training conducted by Union approved training organisations. Leave must be at the
convenience of the Employer.

Payment will be at the all purpose rate and no additional payments will be incurred.

SCHEDULE 1 - Union rationalisation

Unions party to this Award agree:

1.     That the ACTU principles of Union rationalisation apply in respect to Union categories of 'Principle',
       'Significant' and 'Other'.

2.     That there be 6 Unions as parties to the Gladstone Power Station Award - State; those Unions being:

       (a) The Electrical Trades Union of Employees of Australia, Queensland Branch;

       (b) Australian Services Industrial Union of Employees (Queensland Local Government, Energy, Ports,
           Information Technology, Social and Community Services, Queensland Branch.);

       (c) Automotive, Metals and Engineering Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland;

       (d) Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemens' Association of Australasia Queensland Branch, Union of
           Employees;

       (e) The Association of Professional Engineers and Scientists, Australia, Queensland Branch;

       (f) Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia (Queensland Branch) Union of Employees.

3.     That there be 5 Unions party to the G.P.S. Staff M.O.U.; those Unions being:

       (a) The Electrical Trades Union of Employees of Australia, Queensland Branch;

       (b) Australian Services Industrial Union of Employees (Queensland Local Government, Energy, Ports,
           Information Technology, Social and Community Services, Queensland Branch);

       (c) Automotive, Metals and Engineering Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland;

       (d) Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemens' Association of Australasia Queensland Branch, Union of
           Employees;

       (e) The Association of Professional Engineers, Australia, Queensland Branch, Union of Employees.

4.     In respect to current employees who maybe members of an organisation which will not be party to the Award
       and staff M.O.U. at G.P.S. it has been determined that those employees be given the choice of joining either
       the principal Union which has registered coverage for their calling, or a significant Union which has
       registered coverage.

5.     In respect to new employees after NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd becomes the Employer, the
       ACTU principles will apply; that is, they will be encouraged to join either the principle Union or the
       significant Union, which has the appropriate registration of the calling involved.

6.     In respect to employees engaged by contractors and/or subcontractors in the areas of commercial cleaning,
       catering, or security, membership and recruitment rights of the Australian Liquor, Hospitality and
       Miscellaneous Workers Union, and the Queensland Branch, Union of Employees will continue, provided that
       any changes in the status of the contract commercial cleaning, contract catering, or contract security at
       Gladstone Power Station will be the subject of discussions between the relevant principal and significant
       Unions and the Australian Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union, and the Queensland
       Branch, Union of Employees.

7.     Commitment to form a single bargaining unit at Gladstone Power Station in accordance with the State single
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       bargaining unit policy.

Dated 13 February 2003

By the Commission,
[L.S.] E. EWALD,                                  Operative Date: 13 February 2003
Industrial Registrar.

                                                                                APPENDIX C

                     APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF AGREEMENT
                    QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION
                              Workplace Relations Act 1997, s25

                       NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd
                                          AND
      The Electrical Trades Union of Employees of Australia, Queensland Branch
                                          AND
   Australian Services Industrial Union of Employees (Queensland Local Government,
  Energy, Ports, Information Technology, Social and Community Services, Queensland
                                        Branch)
                                          AND
  Automotive, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Industrial Union of
                                 Employees, Queensland
                                          AND
 Federated Engine Drivers’ and Firemens Association of Australasia Queensland Branch,
                                   Union of Employees
                                          AND
Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia (Queensland Branch) Union of Employees

  GLADSTONE POWER STATION OPERATOR REORGANISATION AGREEMENT
                             1998

COMMISSIONER
                                                        (Approved)


                   APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF AGREEMENT

THIS AGREEMENT, made under the Workplace Relations Act 1997 on Thursday 12 November
1998 between NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd and The Electrical Trades Union of
Employees of Australia, Queensland Branch; the Australian Services Industrial Union of
Employees (Queensland Local Government, Energy, Ports, Information Technology, Social and
Community Services, Queensland Branch); the Automotive, Metals, Engineering, Printing and
Kindred Industries Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland; the Federated Engine Drivers’
and Firemens Association of Australasia Queensland Branch, Union of Employees; and the
Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia (Queensland Branch) Union of Employees
witnesses that the parties agree as follows:

                        OPERATOR REORGANISATION AGREEMENT 1998

SUMMARY
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This Agreement documents agreed changes with respect to the Production Operators
reorganisation, including the change to a 5 shift 12 hour roster. The document is comprised of
extracts of relevant documentation produced throughout the consultation period. The document
also contains new conditions of employment that shall apply as a result of these changes.

Sections 1 and 4.3 highlight the station’s current manning of units for the first two years of this
agreement. Sections 1.1(a), 1.1(b), 1.3 and 4.3(a) will be removed at the conclusion of this
period.

NRG at all times reserves the right to manage the staffing/resourcing levels at the station to meet
the needs of the business. Any changes to staffing levels will only be carried out after the
normal consultation process between the company, affected employees and their unions is
completed.

1.   Operation of Plant

     1.1   The following are the objectives which NRG is committed to:

           a)   Two Operators for two units. This requires fifty Shift Operators and five
                Superintendents based on a five shift roster.
           b)   Day Operators - Eight required.
           c)   All Operators to be competent to and paid at Unit Controller level.
           d)   Five shift roster.
           e)   Flexible resourcing.

     1.2   The following conditions are offered:

           a)   No loss of shift penalties for permanent Shift Operator changing from a four
                shift to a five shift roster. The 41.18 % penalty rate will be paid.
           b)   All APAs given the opportunity to become Unit Controllers.
           c)   All Operators shall have the GPS Premium which currently applies to APAs.
           d)   Day Operators are required to hold additional competencies.
           e)   Day Operators shall be designated as “permanent day shift”.
           f)   Day Operators overtime shall be paid at double time.
           g)   Day Operators shall receive 4 weeks annual leave as per the Award.
           h)   Ten Voluntary Redundancies are offered to the present Operators.

           A Unit is deemed ‘Out of Service’ when there is no fuel input, the boiler is
           depressurised and the turbine is on or off barring.

     1.3    2 for 2 OPERATION

            Operator staffing

            a) On each of the five shifts, normal manning shall be:-
               ♦   1 PPC
               ♦   1 Coal & Ash/Station Operator
               ♦   6 Operators to cover units In Service.
               ♦   2 Operators to cover holiday leave
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          b) Minimum manning shall be:-
             ♦   1 PPC
             ♦   1 Coal & Ash/ Station Operator
             ♦   1 Operator for each unit In Service.

        c)   That minimum operational manning, actually in the control room would be:-
             ♦    1 PPC (or Act-Up PPC)
             ♦    1 Operator for each pair of Units (eg. 1&2, 3&4, 5&6)

             The exception would be if both Units in a pair were ‘Out of Service’

          d) If both Units in a pair are ‘In Service’ then the Operator may operate his/her Unit

             but may only monitor the adjacent Unit.


          e) If the Unit being monitored requires any operational intervention, other than of a
             minor nature, then the absent Operator should be recalled to the control room to
             operate his/her own Unit However, this should not preclude the Operator in
             attendance from carrying out any emergency action which he/she may deem
             necessary to protect the plant or to save any persons from injury.

          f) If the Operator feels that he/she can not safely monitor the adjacent Unit, due to
             operational problems on their own unit, then the absent Operator should be
             recalled to the control room.

          g) Operators may also be required to assist on other Units, or the Station Plant, if
             his/her Unit is in a stable condition and another Operator is available to monitor
             that Unit, provided the above mentioned conditions are adhered to.

2.0 OPERATOR GUARANTEE DOCUMENT

   The Operator Guarantee Agreement is attached as Appendix 1. All Operators shall receive a
   signed copy of the Operator Guarantee Agreement.

3.0 SHIFT ROSTER WORK, PAY AND BENEFIT POLICIES

   3.1. Shift Change Times

        The Shift change times for 12 hour shifts shall be as follows:-.

        Day Shift = 7 AM to 7 PM
        Night Shift             = 7 PM to 7 AM
        (all night shifts start the night before they are rostered and finish on the day rostered)

        Utility shifts start at 7 AM and finish at 3 PM.

   3.2. Pay and Work Week

        Employees shall be paid weekly with wage rates remaining unchanged. Shift penalties
        shall be equalised to minimise differences between pay weeks
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            All pay periods begin and end at 7 PM Saturday.

      3.3. Ordinary Hours

            The roster shall average 36.25 ordinary hours per week (36 rostered hours plus 0.25
            hours for shift changeover time).

      3.4. Overtime Hours

            Overtime shall be paid at double the all purpose rate for all hours worked outside of
            rostered hours (including penalty rates).

3.0     SHIFT ROSTER WORK, PAY AND BENEFIT POLICIES (continued)

      3.5. Shift and Weekend Penalties
           Penalty payments shall be as follow:
           ♦     Day shift    18.75 percent (for 12 hours)
           ♦     Night shift 18.75 percent (for 12 hours)
           ♦     Weekend penalties (Saturday and Sunday) remain the same as the GPS Award -
                 State.
           ♦     The Day shift penalty is provided for continuous shift workers only.
           ♦     The week end penalties period for 12 hour shifts start at 7 PM on Friday or
                 Saturday night and ends at 7 PM on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

      3.6   Utility Days
            Every 10 week shift cycle shall include three eight hour ‘utility shifts’ (125
            hours/year/employee). A utility shift is designated to be a day shift where the first
            priority is for training/communication activities.

            If a utility shift falls on a statutory holiday, it will be treated as a regular work day.
            Employees may apply for annual leave on a utility shift.

      3.7   Breaks After Overtime
            There will be an eight hour rest break after overtime.

      3.8   Annual Leave
            After 12 months continuous employment, employees are entitled to 185.15 hours of
            annual leave. All benefits and pay for annual leave on the new roster are to be
            accumulated and used in hourly increments. Employees may use annual leave in hourly
            increments subject to Superintendent approval and minimum coverage requirements. All
            other provisions for annual leave remain as per the GPS Award - State.

      3.9   Sick Leave
            All current provisions for sick leave remain as per the GPS Award - State for all roster
            options.

      3.10 Special Leave
           Employee entitlements for bereavement leave, parental leave and trade union training
           leave will continue to be recognised in days.
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3.0     SHIFT ROSTER WORK, PAY AND BENEFIT POLICIES (continued)

      3.11 Long Service Leave

           Long service leave benefits are as per the GPS (Long Service Leave) Regulation 1994.

      3.12 Statutory Holidays

           •  There is an entitlement to eleven (11) gazetted statutory holidays per year and these
              holidays shall be observed on those shifts where the major portion of the holiday falls
              on the shift. For example:-
           a) for an 8 hour shift the statutory holidays start at 11 PM the night before the holiday
               and ends at 11 PM on the day of the holiday.
           b) for a 12 hour shift the statutory holiday starts at 7 PM the night before the holiday
               and ends at 7 PM on the day of the holiday.
           •  Shiftworkers shall be paid at the rate of double time and a half (2.5 times) for all
              hours worked on a statutory holiday.
           •  Where a shift worker is rostered off on a statutory holiday on an 8 hour shift, he/she
              shall have 8 hours added to their annual leave entitlement.
           •  Where a shift shiftworker is rostered off on a statutory holiday on a 12 hour shift,
              he/she shall have 6 hours added to their annual leave entitlement.
           •  A shiftworker required to work on a statutory holiday which falls on his normal
              rostered day off shall be paid at double time and a half and have a shift of 6 hours
              added to their annual leave.
           •  A shiftworker required to work hours additional to the normal rostered hours worked
              on a statutory holiday shall have these additional hours paid at double the prescribed
              rate.

      3.13 Meal Breaks and Rest Pauses

           A continuous shift worker working an 8 hour shift shall be entitled to a 30 minute crib
           break and 20 minutes for rest pauses for which no reduction of pay shall be made. When
           working a 12 hour shift, he/she is entitled to a 60 minute meal break plus 20 minutes for
           rest pauses for which no reduction of pay shall be made. Provided that such breaks shall
           be taken at a time and in such manner that they will not interfere with the continuity of
           work where continuity is necessary.

      3.14 Allowances

           Allowances such as the First Aid and Meals etc. shall be paid as per the GPS Award –
           State.

3.0     SHIFT ROSTER WORK, PAY AND BENEFIT POLICIES (continued)

      3.15 Shift Swaps

           Shift roster swaps may be made with approval from the relevant Superintendent.

      3.16 Overtime Coverage

           The manner of overtime coverage for 8 hour shifts has not changed.             Additional
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        workload and/or vacancies should be covered by holding an employee over for 4 hours
        from the previous shift and bringing in another employee 4 hours early on the next shift.

        Overtime coverage on 12 hour shifts requires employees to come into work on days off
        to cover a vacancy that can not be covered from within the shift. As there is always
        more than one shift available for overtime on days off, primary relief shifts have been
        designated for overtime on the roster calendar.
        A voluntary overtime system will be trialed to cover absences and/or additional
        workload. The voluntary system should allow those employees willing to work
        additional time to provide the overtime coverage while providing those employees only
        willing to work minimum amounts of overtime to have the time off

        Coverage for absences on 12 hour shifts will require additional time to contact an
        employee and have them commute into work. Employees on 12 hour shifts are expected
        to provide as much notice as possible prior to any absence. Every effort should be made
        to ensure that a relief is provided to ensure those shift workers completing their shift still
        have at least an 8-10 hour break between shifts.

        Relief coverage may be provided by one employee working a 12 hour block or two
        employees each working 6 hour blocks subject to approval by the relevant
        Superintendent.

        Any time that there is inadequate manning coverage for the operation all operators will
        be notified of the incident. Upon the third occurrence, employees and management will
        confer to consider the implementation of a different coverage system. Section 4.2 of the
        GPS Award – State states that “No employee shall refuse to work a reasonable amount
        of overtime to meet the needs of the Company”.

4.0 DAY OPERATORS

  4.1   Competencies

        The fully trained Day Operator shall have the competencies required of a Unit
        Controller, with additional competencies required of some Day Operators.
        •  High Voltage Switching (512) - 2 to 3,
        •  Co-ordinate team (010) - 2 to 3
        •  Safety Representative (013) - one
        •  Operate Combustion Turbine (507) - All Day Operators competent to Unit Controller
        •  Research Information (275) - All Day Operators competent to Unit Controller
        •  Graphics (518) - Number dependent on total Graphics competencies within Operator
           group.

  4.2   Training Ground For New Operators

        The minimum competencies required for a Day Operator shall be that of the Entry
        Level 3 Operator (APA base level).

        Day Operation shall be the training ground for all new Operators. They are expected
        to be working towards attaining the full competencies of the Unit Controller. This will
        include any Plant based task as well as the ability to take responsibility for Units as
        their competencies permit. They will gain their Operator competencies and will at
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      some stage spend time (two to three months) training on shift (additional to shift
      requirements) to gain further operational experience.

4.3   Day Operator Numbers and Roster

      a)   In the long term the normal number of Day Operators may be up to eight. At
           present we see the need for eight Day Operators, with five to six required at any
           one time.

      b)   There will be periods of time when one or two Day Operators will need to work
           the standard nine day fortnight (0700 hours starting time). This will be in cases
           where the work is required to closely align with Day Workers (nine day fortnight)
           and continuity is required or when Day Operators are assigned to Overhaul
           Coordination, or Maintenance Projects such as fire system testing.

4.4   Day Operator Duties

      There are three broad categories of work, which the Day Operators may carry out:

      Plant Operation

      •    Operate Unit or Station Plant.
      •    Carry out and restore Plant Isolations.
      •    Prepare Permits to Work.

      Production Support

      •    Plant Troubleshooting/Investigate longer-term operational problems. Look for
           hydrogen leaks, water leakage, temperature control problems, O2 splits, mill outlet
           temperatures.
      •    Complete Production Pre-define plant tests. Carry out plant changeovers, FD fan
           hysteresis, and plant performance tests.
      •    Assist in the management of the Standard Isolation System. Assist Production
           Support and Isolations Officer with revisions and updates of the Standard Isolation
           System.
      •    Assist in the Plant Identification System management. This includes data entry into
           the database, naming and labelling of plant, creating/ordering and installing plant
           labels.

      Production Project

      •  Co-ordinate plant, Unit outages and Unit Overhauls. Recommission plant returning
         from major repairs or Overhauls.
      •  Complete continuous improvement duties/projects.
      •  Represent Production on Project Groups.
      •  Assist in the preparation and modification of Operating Procedures.
      •  Researching material for Plant Operating Manuals.
      Typically a Day Operators could be assigned to duties as follows:
      •  Duties are generally assigned for specific periods of time. For example the Day
         Operators assigned to assist Day Shift would do so for two to three months. The Day
         Operators on the Overhaul Co-ordination would be assigned for preparation, duration
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          of the Overhaul and recommissioning of the Unit. Day Operators on Project work
          would normally be assigned for the duration of the project.
      •   Depending on the workload, Day Operators will be required to supplement the day
          shift numbers on day operations to operate the Units and the Station plant. The
          allocation is totally dependent on workload with the pooling of resources occurring as
          required. The Superintendent-Shift will allocate priorities and duties required.
          During periods of high work intensity or emergencies, the Superintendent-Shift may
          request more Day Operators from the Superintendent-Day.
      •   The Day Operator will be able to relieve a Shift Operator on Day Shift who has been
          scheduled for training/ meeting or other activities. This will allow scheduled training
          of Shift Operators on the Simulator to occur regularly. It will also allow the Training
          Section to better plan and budget their functions.
      •   Comprehensive Plant Inspections (including detailed records). The Day Operator
          group can provide continuity for some detailed Plant and Statutory inspections.
          These will be raised from the Predefines via Work Orders, and will require check and
          test sheets. It is expected that the Shift Operator on days will carry out some of the
          detailed plant checks, while the Day Operator operates the unit. This will ensure that
          the Day Operator gets panel time and the Shift Operator checks the unit thoroughly.

4.5   Day Operator on Continuous shift

      If a Day Operator is required to have his/her work pattern altered or is to work a
      continuous shift rotation then the following steps will be applied:

      •   Expressions of interest
      •   Selection process
      •   Mutual agreement
      •   Notification time approximately 1 week
      •   Annual Leave/Long Service Leave/ RDOs accrued whilst on shift as a Shift Operator
          shall be paid at projected roster when taken.

      There may be times when a Shift Operator is seconded to a project, to cover long-term
      Sick Leave or combined Long Service and Annual Leave periods or where positions
      on shift need to be covered. A Day Operator could, in these instances take up the role
      on shift. This would generally be for periods greater than six weeks. Normally the
      shifts are to be self sufficient to cover their own Annual Leave periods. Day Operator
      will be approached to volunteer to go on shift and would receive the appropriate shift
      penalties.

4.6   Leadership

      The Day Operator shall report to the Superintendent Production Day Shift. When
      attached to operating units, the Day Operator will be assigned work by the
      Superintendent-Shift.

4.7   Career path/Opportunities
      The Day Operator’s career opportunities are similar to that of the Shift Operator.
      He/she would have an equal opportunity to apply for any roles. NRG firmly believes
      that recruitment should always be based on merit.

4.8   Training
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        A Training Plan for Day Operators similar to that of the Shift Operators shall be used.
        The Day Operator would generally need to have more Simulator training time than a
        Shift Operator.

  4.9   Home Base
        The PCR and the Overhaul PTW Office shall be the ‘home base’ for the Day
        Operators. The PCR lunch room and the Overhaul PTW office can both be used for
        smokos and lunches with Lockers available in the Operators Change room.

  4.10 Selection to Shift
       With the Unit Controller concept as a permanent requirement for shift operation, the
       replacement of a Shift Operator will be made from the Day Operator ranks. The
       selection process looks at competency, and ability to work in a shift team
       environment.

  4.11 Transition from Shift to Day Operators
       For Operators moving off shiftwork onto the Day Shift, shift penalties will cease to
       apply.

  4.13 Annual Leave
       A maximum of 2 off on leave at any one time.

  4.14 Statutory Holidays
       A Day Shift Operator who is rostered off on a statutory holiday shall have a shift of 8
       hours added to their annual leave if it falls on the 8 hour portion of their roster or 6.5
       hours if it falls on the 12 hour portion of their roster.

        A Day Shift Operator who is asked to work on a statutory holiday which falls on his
        normal days off shall be paid at double time and a half and have a shift of 8 hours
        added to their annual leave if it falls on the 8 hour portion of their roster or 6.5 hours if
        it falls on the 12 hour portion of their roster.

        Where a Day Shift Operator is asked to work hours additional to the normal hours
        worked on a statutory holiday these additional hours will be paid at double the
        prescribed rate.

        Where a Day Shift Operator works on a statutory holiday as part of their normal roster
        they shall be paid at the rate of double time and a half.

        However, by mutual agreement between the Day Shift Operator and his
        Superintendent, the Operator may have the day off but will only be paid at the rate of
        single time.

5.0 BACK UP OPERATORS

  Management, Operators and the Station delegates are to have an agreed set of rules
  determining how the back-up operators are to be trained and utilised, before
  implementation of the back-up positions take place.

  This position is a back up role and is performed initially in the station plant areas . This
  position is also the entry level to the operations section of the Production department. The
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      competencies required for this position cannot be used when not acting in this role.

      The position is open to any member of the work force, skilled or unskilled , with the
      necessary foundation and core competencies. The discipline competencies will be gained
      after the appropriate training course provided by the production training section.

      The tasks of an employee in this role are to locally operate, inspect and isolate Station plant.

6.0 OTHER WORK, BENEFIT AND PAY POLICIES

      All other work, benefit and pay policies not addressed by this document are covered by existing
      provisions of the Gladstone Power Station Award – State, NRG Gladstone Operating Services
      Certified Agreements and other documented and signed agreements.

7.0 DISPUTE PROCEDURES

      Any disputes arising out of this agreement shall be processed through the Gladstone Power
      Station Award – State - Problem Solving Procedure.

APPENDIX 1- OPERATORS GUARANTEE AGREEMENT

                                        NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd
                                        (Operator for the Gladstone Power Station Joint
                                        Venture)
                                        A.C.N. 061 519 275

                          Mail Address:
                                       Gladstone Power Station
                                       Hanson Road
                                       P O Box 5046
                                       Gladstone Qld 4680

               POWER STATION OPERATORS GUARANTEE AGREEMENT
PARTIES:

The parties to this Agreement are:-

(a)      NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd ("the Employer")
(b)      Gladstone Power Station Operators ("the Employee")

RECITALS

Whereas:

This agreement is made having regard to the following circumstances which the parties
acknowledge:

a.       The Employer has advised employees engaged in the operation of defined plant that
         `Where an employee acts in accordance with the instruction and direction of the
         employer, that employee cannot be liable for a breach of the Occupational Health
         and Safety legislation'.
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b.      The Employer has also advised employees that `the employer who has instructed
        the employee to act in a particular manner is vicariously liable for the acts of the
        employee undertaken in complying with those instructions'.
c.      The Employees dispute the advice that they are protected against a prosecution
        which may arise as a direct result of, or in connection with, the employer's direction
        to perform certain acts and or follow certain operational procedures.
d.      The employees remain concerned that they may also be held liable for damages,
        whether individually or as joint tortfeasors, arising from the acts of the employee
        undertaken in complying with the employer's instructions.
e.      The Parties are unaware of any Court determination which will clarify the matters in
        dispute.
f.      That the bringing of an application to the Court for interpretation shall involve both
        the Employer and Employee in the uncertainties and costs, and to avoid those
        uncertainties and costs the parties have agreed to the terms set out hereunder;

1.      Guarantee

        NRG Gladstone Operating Services Pty Ltd and the successor or successors, (whether or
        not immediate) of the whole or part of the business shall guarantee employees in charge of
        prescribed plant that the employer shall;
        (a)     pay for all reasonable legal costs and associated expenses incurred by an
                employee in defending an action which alleges a breach or non-performance
                of any obligation imposed by the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (as
                amended), or any Act which subsequently replaces the Workplace Health and
                Safety Act 1995. ("the Act")
        (b)     pay, in addition to the amounts set out above, all wages and benefits,
                calculated at projected roster for any time lost as a result of defending an
                action which alleges a breach or non-performance of any obligation imposed
                by the Act.
        (c)     pay, in addition to the amounts set out above, any and all damages awarded
                against an employee in civil proceedings which are in any way related to the
                successful prosecution of an employee for a breach or non-performance of
                any obligation imposed by the Act.
        (d)     pay, in addition to the amounts set out above, all wages and benefits,
                calculated at projected roster, which the employee would have been entitled to
                but for the successful prosecution for a breach or non-performance of any
                obligation imposed by the Act.
        (e)     pay, in addition to the amounts set out above, reasonable damages which
                accrue as a result of an employee's certificate to work in a prescribed
                occupation being cancelled or suspended as a result of the successful
                prosecution for a breach or non-performance of any obligation imposed by
                the Act.
        (f)     pay, in addition to the amounts set out above, an amount of compensation
                which shall be no less than any fine imposed as a result of the successful
                prosecution for a breach or non-performance of any obligation imposed by
                the Act.

2.   Restrictions

          (i)   The provision of the guarantees in clause 1 are conditional upon a breach by the
                employees of the Act, or a prosecution of the employee under the Act, in
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                circumstances where:

                (a)    the employee has performed an act, or failed to perform an act, in
                       complying with the employer’s instructions; or

                (b)    the employee’s behaviour has been consistent with Good Operating
                       Practice.

           (ii) Good Operating Practice means the practices, methods and acts engaged in
                or approved by electricity generating and transmission undertakings
                (whether private or public) in Australia that, at the relevant time and in the
                exercise of reasonable judgement in light of the facts known or that
                reasonably should have been known at the time a decision is made, would be
                expected to accomplish the desired result in a manner consistent with law,
                regulation, reliability, safety, environmental protection, economy and
                expedition. Good Operating Practice is not intended to be limited to the
                optimum practice or method to the exclusion of all others, but rather to be a
                spectrum of reasonable and prudent practices, methods and acts.

           (iii) This Guarantee does not cover any negligent acts or omissions by the
                 employee in complying with a direction of the employer, which breaches the
                 Act.

           (iv) Where the employee believes that the instruction from the employer departs
                from Good Operating Practice, the instruction should be requested in
                writing.

           (v) This Guarantee applies only for the duration of the employee’s employment
               with the employer.

           (vi) The employer may require the employee to produce to the employer
                documents which prove, to the employer’s satisfaction, that the employee is
                being prosecuted under the Act, or is defending an action for breach or non-
                performance of an obligation imposed by the Act.

3.   Severability

          (i)   Each provision of this agreement and each part thereof shall, unless the context
                otherwise necessarily requires it, be read and construed as a separate and
                severable provision or part. If any provision or part thereof is void or otherwise
                unenforceable for any reason then that provision or part (as the case may be) shall
                be severed and the remainder shall be read and construed as if the severable
                provision or part never existed.

          (ii) In the event of a dispute this agreement shall be construed according to the
               law of Queensland.

				
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