Browsing all articles tagged with Know Your Rights
Dec 5

Know your rights: A Christmas edition

with Brett Peters….

I would like to wish all RTBU Bus and Tram Division members and their families a safe, happy and prosperous holiday season and New Year.Your membership and input is what makes our union strong.

Section 42. Rosters

42.3 Employees shall be rostered off on two clear days in each rostered week.
42.4 Employees shall sign off at the depots at which they signed on, except where an Employee and the Employer agree to other arrangements.
Nov 22

Know your Rights: Meal breaks

with Brett Peters….

36. Meal breaks

36.1 Employees shall not be rostered to work for more than five hours without an unpaid meal break.

36.2 A minimum of 40 minutes and a maximum of 50 minutes shall be allowed for an unpaid meal break.

36.5 Meal breaks shall be provided at a time when an employee has access to meal facilities.

Nov 8

Know your rights: Income protection

With Brett Peters…

18. Income protection

18.1 There will be no roster changes made solely for the purpose of reducing the rake home pay of employees cover by this Award.

18.2 No shift changes will result in a loss of take home pay of more than two percent over a twelve month period (based on a financial year), below the average pay of each shift type, e.g.: AM, Day, Midday, Broken and PM shifts, except for part time rosters. For the avoidance of doubt, shift changes shall include both major and minor shift changes.

Oct 25

Know your Rights: Rates of pay for bus trainees

With Brett Peters…

17. Rates of pay for bus trainees

17.1 Employees who commence employment on a Bus Traineeship shall, following completion of their Traineeship, move to the rate of pay for a Bus Operator Level 2.

Oct 11

Know your Rights: Paid Maternity Leave

With Brett Peters…

Vice President

62. Paid Maternity Leave

62.1 A female employee is entitled to paid maternity leave in accordance with this clause and with State Transit’s Parenting Leave Procedures.

62.2 An employee who has, or will have, completed 40 weeks continuous service before the expected date of birth, is entitled to paid maternity leave.

Sep 26

Know your Rights: Income Protection

With Brett Peters…

18. Income Protection

18.1 There will be no roster changes made solely for the purpose of reducing the take home pay of employees covered by this Award.

18.2 No shift changes will result in a loss of take home pay of more than two percent over a twelve month period (based on a financial year), below the average pay of each shift type, e.g. AM, Day, Midday, Broken and PM shifts etc. except for part time rosters. For the avoidance of doubt, shift changes shall include both major and minor shift changes.

Sep 12

Know your Rights: Career paths

With Brett Peters…

Vice President

21. Career paths

21.1 Where an employee covered under this Award takes up an Apprenticeship or Traineeship with State Transit, the employee will maintain their current rate of pay under this Award, until the pay rate in the new position has exceeded the afore-mentioned rate.

 

Aug 22

Know your Rights: Articulated bus allowance

With Brett Peters…

Vice President

39. Articulated bus allowance

39.1 An employee who operates an articulated bus shall be paid an additional amount per shift as set out in the Part B, Item 2 of Table 2 of this Award.

39.2 An employee who operates an articulated bus on 124 or more shifts in a twelve month period immediately prior to clearing paid leave, shall be paid the allowance set out in Part B, Item 2, Table 2 of this Award for the period of the paid leave.

Aug 7

Know your Rights: Job Share

With Brett Peters…

Vice President

11.1 The parties agree to enable employees covered under this Award, to participate in job share arrangements where possible. The intention of the parties is to improve employee retention rates by providing more flexible patterns of work through job share arrangements, with particular emphasis on:

a) employees contemplating a reduction in working hours prior to retirement; and

b) employees needing to balance work commitments and family responsibilities.

11.2 Job share arrangements must be agreed to by the employees’ manager and documented in writing.

11.3 A job share arrangement will lapse in the event that either one of the participants returns to full time work, transfers to another line of work or position, or exits State Transit.

 

 

Jul 26

Know your Rights: Acting out of Classification

With Brett Peters…

Vice President

22. Acting out of Classification

22.1 An employee engaged temporarily in a higher grade shall be paid the rate to which they would be entitled if they were appointed to that grade.

 22.2 The conditions applying to the classification in which an employee acts shall be their conditions whilst so acting.

22.3 An employee who acts in a higher-grade position for a continuous period of 124 working days shall be paid at the higher rate for any period of annual leave falling within the same twelve-month period.