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					(293)                                                                                           SERIAL C6823

                            ELECTRICIANS, &c. (STATE) AWARD
                      INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Application by Electrical Trades Union of Australia, New South Wales Branch, Industrial Organisation of
Employees.

                                                 (No. IRC 1257 of 2008)

Before Commissioner Stanton                                                                     14 August 2008

                                                    VARIATION

1.        Delete subclause 8.7 of clause 8, Wage Rates, of the award published 14 March 2008 (365 I.G. 181),
          and insert in lieu thereof the following:

8.7       The rates of pay in this award include the adjustments payable under the State Wage Case 2008. Theses
          Adjustments may offset against:

          8.7.1 Any equivalent over-award payments, and/or

          8.7.2. Award wage increases since 29 May 1991 other than safety net, State Wage Case and minimum
                 rates adjustments

2.        Delete Part B, Monetary Rates and insert in lieu thereof the following:

                                                     PART B
                                               MONETARY RATES

                                               Table 1 - Wage Rates

                                             Former Rate         SWC 2008             Total    *Supplementary
                                              Per Week           Arbitrated         Per Week      Payment
                                                                 Safety Net                       Per Week
                                                                 Adjustment
                                                  $                  %                 $             $
     Electrical Mechanic                        592.00              4.0              615.68        30.10
     Electric Fitter                            592.00              4.0              615.68        30.10
     Electrical Instrument Fitter               616.80              4.0              641.47        32.40
     Electronics Tradesperson                   663.10              4.0              689.62        55.60
     Plant Electrician shall be paid the
     same rate of pay as a Leading Hand
     Electrical Mechanic.
     NOTE: The margin for a Plant
     Electrician, calculated as prescribed
     above, is                                  628.40               4.0             653.54        32.70
     Radio Mechanic of Fitter                   592.00               4.0             615.68        30.10
     Refrigeration and/or Air
     Conditioning Mechanic or Fitter            592.00               4.0             615.68        30.10
     Battery Fitter                             592.00               4.0             615.68        30.10
     Electrician in charge of plant
     having a capacity of less than 75kw        601.10               4.0             625.14        31.30
     Electrician in charge of plant
     having a capacity of 75 kW or more         625.50               4.0             650.52        33.00
     Linesworker                                564.20               4.0             586.77        27.90

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 Linesworker special class               583.40               4.0             606.74          29.40
 Tradesperson and/or Linesworkers
 Assistant                               531.40               4.0             552.66          24.40

* The supplementary payment prescribed shall be paid to all employees other than employees engaged on
construction work.

                                     Table 2 - Additional Margins

   Item No.    Clause No.                     Brief Description                           Amount
                                                                                              $
      1           4.1.1     Qualified Supervisor Certificate (Electrician)             33.35 per week
      2           4.1.1     Certificate of Registration (Electrician)                  18.00 per week
      3           4.1.1     Licence Reimbursement Allowance - NSW
                            "Qualified Supervisor Certificate"                         0.45 per week
      4           4.1.2     Leading Hand Allowance                                     45.00 per week
      5          4.1.3.1    Construction Work - In conditions peculiar to such
                            work, i.e., dust blowing in the wind, etc.                 23.80 per week
      6          4.1.4.1    Construction Work - Special Allowance                      84.20 per week
      7           4.1.5     Ship Repair Work -
                            Tradespersons                                              13.30 per week
                            All other labour                                           10.80 per week
      8           4.1.6     Tradesperson and their assistants employed in large
                            operating power houses                                     17.50 per week
      9           4.1.7     Electrical Tradespersons employed at Australian            21.15 per week
                            Gypsum Ltd., Camellia
      10         4.2.1.1    Apprentices engaged on construction work - In              23.80 per week
                            conditions peculiar to such work, i.e., dust blowing in
                            the wind, etc.
      11         4.2.1.2    Apprentices engaged on ship repairs                        13.30 per week
      12         4.2.1.3    Apprentices engaged on construction work -                   Per Week
                            Year of Apprenticeship
                            1st year                                                       23.35
                            2nd year                                                       34.05
                            3rd year                                                       44.05
                            4th year                                                       52.20
      13         4.2.2.1    Trainee apprentices engaged on construction work
                            in conditions peculiar to such work, i.e., dust blowing
                            in the wind, etc.                                          23.80 per week
      14         4.2.2.2    Trainee Apprentices engaged on ship repairs                13.30 per week
      15         4.2.2.3    Trainee apprentices engaged on construction work-             Per week
                            Year of Apprenticeship:
                            1st year                                                       24.75
                            2nd year                                                       37.95
                            3rd year                                                       47.95
                            4th year                                                       54.30
      16          7.3.1     Tool Allowance                                             13.80 per week




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                                              Table 3 - Apprentice Rates

(i)      Indentured Apprentices

         (a)      The minimum weekly rates of wages for apprentices shall be as follows:

                                  Former Rate per week              SWC 2008                Total per week
                                                               Arbitrated Safety Net
                                                                    Adjustment
                                             $                           %                           $
  1st year                                 226.10                       4.0                        235.15
  2nd year                                 306.85                       4.0                        319.10
  3rd year                                 443.25                       4.0                        461.00
  4th year                                 508.85                       4.0                        529.20

(ii)     Trainee Apprentices

         (a)      The minimum weekly rates of wages for trainee apprentices shall be as follows:

                                  Former Rate per week              SWC 2008                Total per week
                                                               Arbitrated Safety Net
                                                                    Adjustment
                                             $                           %                           $
  1st year                                 260.55                       4.0                        270.95
  2nd year                                 349.15                       4.0                        363.10
  3rd year                                 488.45                       4.0                        508.00
  4th year                                 535.80                       4.0                        557.25

                                         Table 4 - Expense Related Allowances

       Item No.          Clause No.                      Brief Description                          Amount
                                                                                                       $
             1              6.3.3         Motor Vehicle Allowance                                   0.64/km
             2            6.4.3.1 &       Daily Average Excess Fares, Construction Work
                          6.4.3.2.1       etc, Allowance                                        11.95 per day
             3           6.4.3.2.2.3      Weekly Average Excess Fares Rate                     56.70 per week
             4         19.8 & 20.4.2.1    Meal Allowance                                       10.20 per meal
             5               10.1         Living Away From Home Allowance                     387.60 per week
                                                                                                54.90 per day
             6            10.4.3.1        Camping Allowance                                     15.80 per day


                                          Table 5 -Work Related Allowances

      Item No.     Clause No.                        Brief Description                            Amount
                                                                                                     $
         1           14.1.1     Dirty Work Allowance                                           0.49 per hour
         2          14.1.1.3    Ship Repair - Dirty Work Allowance                             0.63 per hour
         3           14.1.2     Confined Space Allowance                                       0.63 per hour
         4           14.1.3     Insulation Material Allowance                                  0.63 per hour
         5          14.1.4.1    Height Allowance -                                             0.53 per hour
                                for each further 15 meters increase in height                  0.53 per hour
                    14.1.4.2    Bosun’s chair or swinging scaffold allowance                   0.53 per hour
                                - for each further 15 meters increase in height                0.53 per hour
         6          14.1.5.1    Wet Allowance                                                  0.49 per hour
         7          14.1.6.1    Hot Places Allowance
                                - 46 degrees Celsius to 54 degrees Celsius                     0.49 per hour
                                - Where temperature exceeds 54 degrees Celsius                 0.63 per hour

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       8           14.1.7     Cold Places Allowance                                           0.49 per hour
       9           14.1.8     Explosive Powered Tool Allowance
                              - minimum payment per day                                       1.31 per day
      10         14.1.9.3     Toxic Substance Allowance                                       0.64 per hour
                              Employees working in close proximity to employees so
                              engaged with such substances                                    0.53 per hour
      11         14.1.10.1    Underground Work Allowance                                     11.27 per week
                 14.1.10.5    Underground Work Allowance maximum 4 days or shifts
                              per week                                                     2.26 per day or shift
      12         14.1.11.1    Submarine Allowance - for work inside hull                      0.89 per hour
                 14.1.11.2    For work in other compartments listed in 4.1.11.2               1.47 per hour
                 14.1.11.3    For work inside "D", "O" and "R" tanks                          1.75 per hour
      13         14.1.12.4    Asbestos Allowance                                              1.75 per week
      14          14.2.1      Pilkington - A.C.I. Operations Pty Ltd
                              Electrical Workers Allowance                                   29.90 per week
                              Electrical Tradesmen’s Assistants Allowance                    27.05 per week
      15         14.2.2.1     AIS, JLA and BHP Construction Allowance                        46.50 per week
      16          14.2.2      Corrective Establishment Allowance                              1.32 per hour
      17          15.4.3      Up to and including 4 storey levels                                  Nil
                              From 5 storey levels up to and including 15 storey levels     43 cents per hour
                              From 16 storey levels up to and including 30 storey levels    48 cents per hour
                              From 31 storey levels up to and including 45 storey levels    56 cents per hour
                              From 46 storey levels up to and including 60 storey levels    68 cents per hour
                              From 61 storey levels and above                               77 cents per hour
      18                      Distant Places Allowance -
                    16.1      Central Section                                                  1.08 per day
                    16.2      Western Division                                                 1.81 per day
                    16.3      Snowy Mountains Section                                          1.81 per day
      19             29       First-aid Allowance                                              2.50 per day


3.     This variation shall take effect from the first pay period to commence on or after the 14 August 2008.


                                                                          J.D. STANTON, Commissioner


                                              ____________________


Printed by the authority of the Industrial Registrar.




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