For further information about the Storage Services and Wholesale Award, refer to: Storage Services and Wholesale Award
1 November 2020
The Award, as part of Group 2 Awards, has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of 1.75% detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2019-20 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances. Information on the Determinations can be found here and here.
These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020. Please install these updates AFTER you have finalised your last pay run prior to the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 November 2020.
The award has been updated to reflect the High Court's decision on the accrual of personal/carer's leave which overturns the decision made by the Full Federal Court of Australia, with personal/carer's leave being calculated on working days not hours. Information on the decision can be found here. As such, we have removed the Personal/Carer's (10 days) Leave Allowance Templates and updated associated Employment Agreements. Please note, this update will not remove any of the above from a business where the award was already installed prior to 25 August 2020. However, any new award installs from 25 August 2020 will not display personal/carer's (10 days) leave details.
The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision around flexibility during coronavirus. The new schedule allows employees to take up to two (2) weeks unpaid pandemic leave. A new pay category (Unpaid Pandemic Leave Taken), leave category and work type (Unpaid Pandemic Leave) have been created. Also, the rule sets have been updated, where necessary, to include/exclude the work type and leave category to some pay conditions. Further, the Leave Allowance Templates have been updated to ensure this new leave category is enabled and is now accessible for employees to take this leave when required.
Further, under this new schedule employees can take up to twice as much annual leave at a proportionally reduced rate if their employer agrees. The employee's pay rate and leave balance will need to be manually adjusted to half in each pay run for the period of leave.
Due to recent changes to the interpretation of personal/carer's leave accrual under the National Employment Standards, updates have been made to the setup of the Award.
A new Leave Category called Personal/Carer's (10 days) Leave has been created. Also, new Leave Allowance Templates (LATs) have been created specific to 10 days accrual per year for each state and the LATs have been attached to the current Employment Agreements for selection options for an employee's LAT in their Employee Default Pay Run screen. Any rules impacted by Personal/Carer's Leave have also been updated with the new leave category.
Updates to the rule set pay conditions for Casual Non-Shiftworkers, Permanent Non-Shiftworkers, Casual Shiftworkers, and Permanent Shiftworkers in line with clause 24.4(c) - rest period after overtime; to include a rule in relation to paying overtime at a rate of double time if an employee resumes work or continues work without having had 10 consecutive hours off duty.
Also, the Public Holiday worked overtime pay category has been created and will be paid for all overtime worked on a Public Holiday. The Public Holiday worked for both ordinary hours and overtime hours pay condition rules have been updated to reflect the minimum requirement for four (4) hours to be paid as per clause 24.5(c)(ii) when working on a Public Holiday.
Update to the Casual Shiftworkers and Permanent Shiftworkers pay conditions to remove the clause 22.2(a) - Spread of hours for when hours are worked outside of 5:30pm through to 7am as this clause relates to non shift workers only.
The Employment Agreement for Storeworker Grade 4 (dayworker) - Casual was updated to ensure that the Storeworker Grade 4 - Casual Pay Rate Template is applied when selecting this Employment Agreement option.
Rounding update for Casual Pay Rate Templates.
30 June 2019
The Award has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of 3% from its Annual Wage Review 2018-19 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances. Information on the Determinations can be found here and here.
These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019. Please install these updates AFTER you have finalised your last pay run prior to the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2019.
Update to the Casual Shiftworkers and Permanent Shiftworkers pay conditions to include the clause 22.2(a) - Spread of hours for when hours are worked outside of 5:30pm through to 7am and no other shift conditions apply these hours will be processed as overtime.
We have also made an update to the rule set pay conditions for Casual Shiftworkers, Casual Non-Shiftworkers, Permanent Shiftworkers and Permanent Non-Shiftworkers to the clause 23.1 Automatic Meal break rule. The unpaid meal break will automatically be applied after five hours of work.
Update to the Casual Shiftworkers and Permanent Shiftworkers pay conditions to include the following options for OT clearing.
25.3(b)(ii) 38hrs in a week
25.3(b)(iii) 76hrs in a fortnight
25.3(b)(iv) 114hrs in three weeks
25.3(b)(v) 152hrs in four weeks
Update to the Permanent Shiftworkers Rule 16.1 Meal Allowance. The Meal Allowance applies to overtime in excess of one (1) hour following ordinary hours of work only.
Amended Early Morning Shift and Call back while on early morning shift rules for shiftworkers to 6.59 am in lieu 7.00 am.
Update to afternoon shift end time to 6:01pm as per the award Clause 25.1 which states the afternoon shift is finishing after 6pm and at or before midnight.