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Temporary Award Variations

27 / 3 / 2020



Temporary Award Variations


The following awards have been varied to allow flexibility during the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

In each instance, Industry groups have come together with Unions, to find a compromise in balancing both the business & employee needs. At this point the award variations will operate until 30th June 2020.

Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010
Summary of changes:
  • Flexibility in employee classifications and duties to assist in redeployment of staff; without reduction in pay.
  • Hours of work adjustments;
    • Full-time hours can be reduced to 22.8hrs paid prorate
    • Part-time hours can be reduced to 60% of guaranteed hours
    • Annual leave entitlements to accrue at normal rate
The full Fair Work Decision can be read here.

Clerks Private Sector Award 2010
Summary of changes:
  • Flexibility in employee classifications and duties to assist in redeployment of staff; without reduction in pay.
  • Working from home minimum hours;
    • Part-time 2 hours
    • Casual 2 hours
  • Variation to normal hours to increase them;
    • Monday – Friday - 6am to 11pm
    • Saturday - 7am to 12:30pm
  • Hours of work adjustment;
    • Full-time & Part-time hours can be reduced to 75%
    • Annual leave entitlements to accrue at normal rate
    • Needs 75% of employees to agree
    • Individual flexibility for further reductions is allowed
  • Annual Leave;
    • One weeks’ notice to take directed leave
    • Twice as much leave able to be taken on proportionate rate by mutual agreement
Read more here.

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