HSU members win better conditions at SNP!

Because of HSU members, who were determined to never back down, SNP has had to fix its CWA4. 

SNP have filed the Collective Workplace Agreement No.4 in the Fair Work Commission for approval.

The HSU objected to the approval of the CWA4 on the basis that the agreement contains provisions that fall below the Award and does not meet the Better Off Overall Test.

SNP has had to make the following changes, meaning HSU members can enforce SNP compliance as part of everyday operations.

In summary, the changes are:

  1. A shift worker for the purposes of the Agreement means any employee who is regularly rostered to work Sundays and Public Holidays.
  2. Clauses within the Agreement will not be applied inconsistently with the National Employment Standards.
  3. Overtime will accrue and be paid on the basis of the actual time an employee is required to work.
  4. Span of hours are clearer and a definition provided for day workers.
  5. Shift allowance will be applied to a minimum of 2 hours on any shift worked by such an employee that either commences between 6pm and 6am or finishes between 6pm and 8am, other than where another allowance under the Agreement applies for working these hours.
  6. The rate of reimbursement will be no less than $0.92 per kilometre.
  7. An employee will be entitled to a meal allowance if they are required to start or finish work more than 1 hour before or after their ordinary start or finish time.
  8. Part-time agreements that employees enter into under the Agreement will be in writing, subject to variation in writing, and state the starting and finishing times during which the employee can be rostered to work.

What does this mean for members?

Once CWA4 is approved these changes will be enforceable. 

One of the more frequent issue members have experienced under the SNP CWA3 was regarding the part-time arrangement. Members were consistently disadvantaged by these arrangements, but now by holding SNP accountable members will finally have proper part-time arrangements as set out in the Award.

If you are a part-timer who has experienced changes to your hours without consultation and lack of overtime being paid, you can have your say – contact your organiser Angela Brown on 0428 586 335 and tell your story!

Do you know someone who isn’t an HSU member? Encourage them to join our Union today and have a say at work. We are always stronger when we stand together.

New members can join at www.hsu.asn.au/join or call 1300 478 679.