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Overtime & Penalty Rate Entitlements For Workers At Southern IML

Recently many of you sacrificed your holidays in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in Wollongong. HSU Members worked long shifts at undesirable hours over the Christmas/new year period. It is important that you are paid the overtime and penalty rates that you are owed. Your organiser Roy has prepared this short summary of your entitlements under the award, its crucial that you double check your payslips and if you think something doesn’t add up contact the union.

25.1 Weekend penalty rates

(a) For all ordinary hours worked between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday a full-time or part-time employee will be paid 150% of the minimum hourly rate applicable to their classification and pay point.

(b) A casual employee who works on a Saturday or Sunday will be paid 175% of the minimum hourly rate applicable to their classification and pay point for all time worked,but will not be paid the casual loading of 25%.

32.2 Public Holidays

Any employee required to work on a public holiday will be paid 250% of the minimum hourly rate applicable to their classification and pay point for all time worked.

25.3 Shiftwork penalty rates (late nights)

(a) Where the ordinary rostered hours of work of a shiftworker finish between 6.00 pm and 8.00 am or commence between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am,the employee will be paid 115% of the minimum hourly rate of pay applicable to their classification and pay point.

(b) A casual employee who works shiftwork as defined in clause 25.3(a) will be paid 140% of the minimum hourly rate of pay applicable to their classification and pay point but will not be paid the casual loading of 25%.

(c) The shiftwork penalty rates prescribed in clause 25.3 will not apply to shiftwork performed by any employee on Saturday,Sunday or public holidays where the extra payment prescribed in clause 25.1—Weekend penalty rates and clause 32Public holidays apply.

General Overtime

In addition to the specific provisions outlined above your normal overtime entitlements also continue to apply. Anyone who has worked more than their contracted hours (part timers) or more than 10 hours in a single shift (this applies to everyone) should be paid the standard overtime rates as prescribed in the award.

Remember that Penalty Rates and Overtime DO NOT ‘stack’ on each other. If you are being paid penalty rates you cannot be paid overtime on top of that.

Questions? Contact your organiser Roy on 0409 393 295

In unity, 

Gerard Hayes

Secretary HSU NSW/QLD/ACT