ATA Industrial Update

17
Mar

 INDUSTRIAL UPDATE

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS  APRIL – JUNE 2015

 Members are advised of upcoming Public Holidays in APRIL, MAY and JUNE 2015, listed as follows  –

APRIL

Friday 3 April 2015 – GOOD FRIDAY

All States & Territories

Saturday 4 April 2015 – EASTER SATURDAY

All States & Territories except TAS & WA

Sunday 5 April 2015 – EASTER SUNDAY 

NSW & VIC

SA

(NOTE – every Sunday in South Australia is nominally a public holiday under the Holidays Act 1910 (SA).

Monday 6 April 2015 – EASTER MONDAY

All States & Territories

Saturday 25 April 2015 – ANZAC DAY

All States and Territories

Monday 27 April 2015  –  ANZAC DAY

WA only

MAY

Monday 4 May 2015  –  MAY DAY

NT only

JUNE

Monday 1 June 2015  –  WESTERN AUSTRALIA DAY

WA only

Monday 8 June 2015  –  QUEENS BIRTHDAY

All States & Territories except WA

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS  –  2015

CLICK HERE for additional information on 2015 public holidays which are generally observed in each State and Territory of Australia. This may also include regional gazetted public holidays.

(Source of information: Fair Work Ombudsman)

FULLTIME & PART TIME EMPLOYEES

Simply stated, Fulltime or Part Time employees performing work on a public holiday must be paid double time or ordinary time plus the equivalent day off in lieu as mutually agreed. Please also note that Fulltime or Part Time employees normally rostered on a public holiday are entitled to time off without loss of wages.

CASUAL EMPLOYEES

Casual Employees are not entitled to public holidays. All work performed by a casual employee on a public holiday is at their normal Casual rate of pay in accordance with the Horse & Greyhound Training Award 2010 (HGTA).

The ATA has previously received correspondence from Fair Work Australia (FWA), now known as Fair Work Commission, that states “FWA are of the view that a casual employee working on a public holiday is excluded from the penalty rates provided at clause 26.3 of the Training Award. FWA note that this is consistent with the operation under the key pre-modern award in the industry, the Horse Training Industry Award 1999 [AP783476]”.

PAYMENT OF WAGES & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

In the event that a pay period ends on or before a public holiday an Employer is required to ensure that Employees receive payment of wages at least (1) day prior.

WORKING OUTSIDE YOUR STATE ON A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

An employee is entitled to public holidays depending on where they are based for work not where they are working on the day of the public holiday.

The ATA’s Industrial Relations Manager – Wayne Lee, is contactable on (03) 9372 1688 or email ata@austrainers.com.au should Members require further assistance.

Australian Trainers’ Association (ABN 86 182 142 206) Level 1 – 400 Epsom Road Flemington Victoria 3031 Phone: (03) 9372 1688 Fax (03) 9372 1699 E-mail: ata@austrainers.com.au Website: www.austrainers.com.au