"Home Boarding Agreement"
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (SCHOOLS) GENERAL STAFF AWARD 2010 Dr Tim Hawkes General staff means an employee of a school providing: Boarding supervision services — being an employee whose principal duties are to support the operation of a school’s boarding house in relation to the supervision of students. SUPERVISION? Coverage This award covers employers in the school education industry throughout Australia and their employees to the exclusion of any other modern award. The award does not cover employees who are covered by a modern enterprise award, or an enterprise instrument. This award does not apply to: •a teacher, a principal or deputy principal a bursar or business manager, •a member of a recognised religious teaching order . COVERAGE? Where an employer is covered by more than one award, an employee of that employer is covered by the award classification which is most appropriate. Award flexibility An employer and employee may agree to vary this award to meet the individual needs of both. The terms that can be changed are: overtime rates; •penalty rates; •allowances; and •leave loading. The employer and the individual employee must have made the agreement without coercion or duress. Must be in writing and state what has been agreed. Must detail why the employee is better off . The employer must give a copy of the agreement and keep the agreement as a time and wages record. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The agreement may be terminated: AN AGREEMENT TO TERMINATE by either party giving four weeks’ notice. Consultation and Dispute Resolution Where an employer has made a decision to introduce major changes in an organisation, the employer must notify the employees who may be affected and their representatives, if any. Significant effects include termination of employment; major changes in the composition, operation or size of the employer’s workforce or in the skills required; the elimination or diminution of job opportunities, promotion opportunities or job tenure; the alteration of hours of work; the need for retraining or transfer of employees and the restructuring of jobs. Dispute resolution In the event of a dispute the parties must attempt to resolve the matter at the workplace by discussions between the employee or employees. If such discussions do not resolve the dispute, the parties will endeavour to A MAJOR CHANGE IN AN ORGANISATION? resolve the dispute using more senior levels of management. If a dispute is unable to be resolved at the workplace, a party to the dispute may refer it to Fair Work Australia. Types of Employment and Termination of Employment Full-time employment A full-time employee is an employee engaged to work 38 hours per week or an average of 38 hours per week. Part-time employment A part-time employee will be paid an hourly rate of 1/38th of the weekly rate for the employee’s classification. A part-time employee’s award entitlements will be calculated on a pro rata basis. Casual employment A casual employee will be paid an hourly rate of CASUAL EMPLOYMENT? 1/38th of the weekly rate for the employee’s classification, plus 25%. Leave without pay during non-term weeks An employee may be required to take leave without pay during non-term weeks, provided that: the employee’s contract of employment specifies the arrangement in writing; all such periods count as service for the purpose of calculating accrued leave entitlements and do not break continuity of service. Calculating annual salary for an employee on leave without pay during non-term weeks : A = C x working weeks + 4 weeks annual leave ------------------------------------------------------------- 52.18 Where: A means the employee’s adjusted annual salary CLARIFYING LEAVE WITHOUT PAY! C means the annual salary Annual rates of pay ...not less than : Level 1 $ 1.1 29 247 MARY JONES – HELLRAISER AND ADVOCATE FOR PROPER PAY 1.2 30 421 1.3 31 569 Level 2 2.1 31 830 2.2 32 874 Level 3 3.1 33 300 3.2 33 917 Level 4 4.1 35 222 4.2 37 048 Level 5 5.1 38 283 5.2 40 201 Level 6 6.1 41 701 6.2 44 597 Level 7 7.1 45 993 7.2 47 493 7.3 48 993 Level 8 53 493 (As at 6/10. Figures subject to change.) Junior employees A junior employee appointed at classification level 1 or 2 is to be paid at the following percentage of the appropriate adult rate for the position performed. Age % of adult rate Under 17 50% 17 years - 60% 18 years - 70% 19 years - 80% 20 years - 90% JUNIOR EMPLOYEE? Caretakers’ accommodation An employee who is employed as a caretaker and who is required by the employer to reside in premises provided by the employer, will be provided with living quarters, fuel and light at no cost to the employee. There are district allowances in: -Northern Territory -Western Australia Accommodation used in the caretaking of the USA There is a first aid allowance An employee who is designated by the employer to perform first aid duty, will be paid an allowance of 1.65% of the standard rate per annum. Excluded employees This allowance does not apply to: •a nurse; •an employee employed exclusively as a first aid officer; or •an employee whose appointment to the position of first aid officer has been taken OOOPS! into account in classifying their position. Meal allowance Where an employer requires an employee: to undertake more than two hours’ overtime after the completion of a full day of work (defined as not less than 7.6 hours), the employer will provide a meal to the employee. The exceptions to this are: if an employee could reasonably return home for a meal; or if it is not possible to provide a meal, the employer will pay a meal allowance of $12.00 to the employee. There is a call and recall allowance An on call allowance will be paid to an employee who is required by an employer to WORKING INTO THE NIGHT! hold themselves available to be recalled to work. The employee will be paid an allowance equal to one ordinary hour’s pay for each period of up to 24 hours that the employee is required to be on call. There are other allowances such as: -Sleepover allowance -Tool allowance -Uniform/protective clothing allowance -Vehicle allowance which is: NOT MUCH CLOTHING ALLOWANCE HERE! $0.74 per kilometre with a maximum payment of up to 400 kilometres per week. As at 6/10 .FIGURES SUBJECT TO CHANGE There is also accident pay. Higher duties An employer may direct an employee to temporarily perform duties applicable to a classification higher than their current classification. Payment of wages All monies payable will be paid once each fortnight or once every four weeks or once every month. Superannuation Under superannuation legislation, individual employees have the opportunity to choose their own superannuation fund. If an employee does not choose a superannuation fund, any superannuation fund nominated in the award covering the employee applies. SUPERANNUATION, A DOOR TO SECURITY? A full-time employee’s ordinary hours of work will be 38 per week. The ordinary hours of work may be averaged over a period of a fortnight or four weeks. The exception to this is a curriculum/resources services employee employed in outdoor education, or a boarding supervision services employee whose hours of work may be averaged over a period of up to 12 months. An employer may require a part-time employee to work reasonable additional hours . Breaks between periods of duty An employee will be entitled to a minimum break of 10 consecutive hours between the end of one period of duty and the beginning of the next. This applies in relation to both ordinary hours and where overtime is worked. A BREAK BETWEEN A PERIOD OF DUTY? Rostered days off An employer and employee may agree that the ordinary hours of work will be worked over 19 days in each four week period, in which case the following provisions will apply. The employee will work 152 hours over 19 days in each four week period with one rostered day off on full pay in each such period. An employee will accrue 24 minutes for each eight hour day worked to give the RDO?...HEAVENLY! employee an entitlement to take rostered days off. Breaks An employee will be entitled to an unpaid meal break of 30 minutes no later than five hours after commencing work. Rest break At a time suitable to the employer, an employee is entitled to a rest break of 10 minutes, which will be counted as time worked, for each period of three hours worked, with a maximum of two rest breaks per shift. The employer and an employee may agree REST BREAK? to one rest break of 20 minutes in place of the two 10 minute rest breaks. Shiftwork Shiftwork will be worked continuously (except for broken shifts and meal breaks) and not exceed 10 hours, inclusive of a meal break. Penalty rates Afternoon shift and night shift will attract a penalty rate of 15% of the ordinary time rate. A permanent night shift will attract a penalty rate of 30% of the ordinary time rate. Saturday and Sunday work An employee required to work ordinary time on a Saturday or Sunday will be paid the ordinary time rate of pay plus a penalty of: - for ordinary hours worked on a Saturday, 50% of the A MAN WHO SHIFTED WORK FROM ordinary time rate; and EUROPE TO THE USA - for ordinary hours worked on a Sunday, 100% of the ordinary time rate. Overtime rate Monday–Friday 150% of the ordinary hourly rate of pay for the first 3 hours and 200% of the ordinary hourly rate of pay after that Saturday 150% of the ordinary hourly rate of pay for the first 3 hours and 200% of the ordinary hourly rate of pay after that Sunday 200% of the ordinary hourly rate of pay Public holidays 250% of the ordinary hourly rate of pay A GROWTH OVER TIME? Time off instead of overtime payment An employee and an employer may agree that an employee will be provided with time off instead of being paid an overtime payment. Annual leave loading During a period of annual leave, an employee will receive leave loading of 17.5% Instead, an employer may pay annual leave loading to the employee by increasing the annual rate of pay. ANNUAL BARK SHEDDING Classifications...There are eight levels Level 1 Clerical duties, assisting with excursions, filing, gardening, minor repairs to laundry. No formal training, limited responsibility. Level 2 Boarding supervision services grade 1 Performing basic duties to assist the person in charge of the boarding house in the daily routines involving the care of students and general functions of the boarding house. For example, a boarding house assistant. Level 3 Boarding supervision services grade 2. Deputising from time to time for the person in charge of the boarding house, while undertaking the basic duties. For MINOR REPAIRS? example, a senior boarding house assistant. Level 4 Level 4 duties typically require a skill level or training equivalent to completion of a diploma level qualification with relevant work related experience or completion of a Certificate IV with relevant work experience; completion of a post-trades certificate and extensive relevant experience and on-the-job training; completion of a Certificate III with extensive relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. This equates to boarding supervision services, grade 3 Indicative tasks include managing a boarding house, with significant responsibility for the welfare of students, MAINTENANCE OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION? which includes the maintenance of effective communication with the parents of students and the supervision of other boarding supervision employees. Examples include boarding house supervisor, manager or co-ordinator. Level 5 Equates to boarding supervision services, grade 4. Indicative tasks include being responsible to the principal for the overall supervision of students and overall responsibility for the administration of two or more boarding houses or a very SAIL MANAGER REQUIRED FOR A VERY LARGE SHIP ! large boarding house. An example would be the head of boarding at a large school. Level 6 No boarding examples of jobs are given in the Award at this level or for all higher levels. The examples that are given include public relations manager/director, school development manager and property manager. Level 7 Indicative ualifications: A degree with 4 years experience. Examples would include: School Nurse and senior ICT personnel. Level 8 Examples would include: Nurse in charge, ICT Manager and Assistant Bursar of a large HIGHER LEVELS! school. NOTE THE ADVICE IN THIS PRESENTATION SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE BEING ACTED UPON. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE CONTINUAL CHANGES TO LEGISLATION. A PRESENTATION OF THIS TYPE IS NOT ABLE TO CAPTURE ALL THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ACT. REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE ACT ITSELF BEFORE ACTING ON ANY ADVICE IN THIS PRESENTATION. TIM HAWKES July 2010