Meat Industry Award (MA000059)

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This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Meat Industry Award 2010 [MA000059] package. For further information about the Meat Industry Award, refer to:

http://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000059

Installing and Configuring the Pre-Built Award Package

For details on how to install and configure this Pre-built Award Template, please review the detailed help article here.

Given the use of shift conditions and work types used in this template, it is recommended that you review the list of work types. They will all be automatically applied to employees by default but if any are ever going to be relevant to your organisation then consider removing the 'auto enable' feature.

Coverage

This award covers employers throughout Australia of employees in the Meat Industry Award, including meat processing, manufacturing and retail establishments. For further details and any exclusions, please see clause 4 of the award.

 

Work Types

Work types are a description of the kind of shift you are working, and are selected when you record a timesheet. The following is a list of work types employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.

Work type name Description
RDO taken Select this work type when an RDO is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Annual leave taken Select this work type when an RDO is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Compassionate leave taken Select this work type when an RDO is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Getting plant ready for processing work Select this work type if you are beginning your shift and getting the plant ready for the shift
Hours worked Select this work type for all hours worked, unless another work type is more specific
Leave without pay Select this work type when leave without pay is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Long service leave taken Select this work type when long service leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Make-up time Select this work type when performing make-up time
Paid community service leave taken Select this work type when paid community service leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Personal / carer's leave taken Select this work type when personal / carer's leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Public holiday not worked Select this work type if you're a permanent employee who has had a day or part of a day off because it is a public holiday
Shift changeover Select this work type when you are regularly changing shift e.g. shift work to day work
TIL taken Select this work type when an TIL is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Work during a rest break Select this work type when work needs to be performed during a rest break. Only record the part of the shift you should have been resting using this work type

Shift Conditions

Shift Conditions are further detail you can add to a shift where perhaps more than one condition applies to your shift. Shift conditions are selected when you edit a timesheet record, or when clocking on using the ClockMeIn Time and Attendance app. The following is a list of Shift Conditions employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.

Shift condition name Description
Cold work below 0°C but not below -16°C Select this shift condition for a shift where temperature is between 0°C and -16°C
Cold work below -16°C but not below -18°C Select this shift condition for a shift where temperature is between -16°C and -18°C
Cold work below -18°C but not below -21°C Select this shift condition for a shift where temperature is between -18°C and -21°C
Cold work below -21°C Select this shift condition for a shift where temperature is below -21°C
First aid officer Select this shift condition if the employee is a first aid officer for this shift only
Supervising 10 or more employees Select this shift condition when the employee is supervising 10 or more employees for the shift
Supervising 3-9 employees Select this shift condition when the employee is supervising 3 to 9 employees for the shift
Working in load out area Select this shift condition if the employee is working in a load out area. This might also be assigned to a separate location by default representing the load-out area


Employee Tags

Employee Tags are specific conditions typically related to the employees agreement. These are often conditions negotiated and agreed between the employer and the employee, or unique characteristics of the employees role.

Name Description
12 hour shift arrangement Choose this employee tag when ordinary hours can be worked in a 12 hour shift as agreed between the employer and employee
Agreed Saturday is ordinary hours Choose this employee tag when ordinary hours can be worked on a Saturday as agreed between the employer and employee
Agreed Sunday is ordinary hours Choose this employee tag when ordinary hours can be worked on a Sunday as agreed between the employer and employee
Bookkeeper Choose this tag when the employee is engaged as a bookkeeper
Cleaner Choose this tag when the employee is engaged as a cleaner
Daily hire employee Choose this tag if the employee is a daily hire employee
First aid officer Choose this tag if the employee is always engaged to perform first aid duties
Fixed night shift Choose this tag if the employee is permanently on night shift
Leading hand in charge of 3-10 employees Choose this tag when the employee is permanently supervisiong 3-9 employees
Leading hand in charge of more than 10 employees Choose this tag when the employee is permanently supervisiong 10 or more employees
Processing employees launder own clothes Choose this tag when the employee works for a processing establishment and is required to launder their own clothes
Shiftworker Choose this tag if the employee is principally employed as a shiftworker
TIL of OT Choose this tag if the employee will swap overtime penalties for time in lieu
TIL of Public Holidays Choose this tag if the employee will swap public holiday penalties for time in lieu
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