Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) State Award 1977 - The
1. - TITLE
This award shall be known as The Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) State Award 1977 and replaces awards numbered 4 of 1972, 18 of 1963 and 10 of 1969 and 12 of 1971 as variously amended and consolidated.
1B. - MINIMUM ADULT AWARD WAGE
(1)No employee aged 21 or more shall be paid less than the minimum adult award wage unless otherwise provided by this clause.
(2)The minimum adult award wage for full-time employees aged 21 or more working under an award that provides for a 38 hour week is $726.90 per week.
The minimum adult award wage for full-time employees aged 21 or more working under awards that provide for other than a 38 hour week is calculated as follows: divide $726.90 by 38 and multiply by the number of ordinary hours prescribed for a full time employee under the award.
The minimum adult award wage is payable on and from the commencement of the first pay period on or after 1 July 2018.
(3)The minimum adult award wage is deemed to include all State Wage order adjustments from State Wage Case Decisions.
(4)Unless otherwise provided in this clause adults aged 21 or more employed as casuals, part-time employees or piece workers or employees who are remunerated wholly on the basis of payment by result, shall not be paid less than pro rata the minimum adult award wage according to the hours worked.
(5)Employees under the age of 21 shall be paid no less than the wage determined by applying the percentage prescribed in the junior rates provision in this award (if applicable) to the minimum adult award wage, provided that no employee shall be paid less than any applicable minimum rate of pay prescribed by the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993.
(a)The minimum adult award wage shall not apply to apprentices, employees engaged on traineeships or government approved work placement programs or employed under the Commonwealth Government Supported Wage System or to other categories of employees who by prescription are paid less than the minimum award rate, provided that no employee shall be paid less than any applicable minimum rate of pay prescribed by the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993.
(6)Liberty to apply is reserved in relation to any special category of employees not included here or otherwise in relation to the application of the minimum adult award wage.
(7)Subject to this clause the minimum adult award wage shall
(a)Apply to all work in ordinary hours.
(b)Apply to the calculation of overtime and all other penalty rates, superannuation, payments during any period of paid leave and for all purposes of this award.
(8)Minimum Adult Award Wage
The rates of pay in this award include the minimum weekly wage for employees aged 21 or more payable under the 2018 State Wage order decision. Any increase arising from the insertion of the minimum wage will be offset against any equivalent amount in rates of pay received by employees whose wages and conditions of employment are regulated by this award which are above the wage rates prescribed in the award. Such above award payments include wages payable pursuant to enterprise agreements, consent awards or award variations to give effect to enterprise agreements and over award arrangements. Absorption which is contrary to the terms of an agreement is not required.
Increases under previous State Wage Case Principles or under the current Statement of Principles, excepting those resulting from enterprise agreements, are not to be used to offset the minimum wage.
(a)Notwithstanding the provisions of this clause, the minimum adult apprentice wage for a full-time apprentice aged 21 years or more working under an award that provides for a 38 hour week is $621.10 per week.
(b)The minimum adult apprentice wage for a full-time apprentice aged 21 years or more working under an award that provides for other than a 38 hour week is calculated as follows: divide $621.10 by 38 and multiply by the number of ordinary hours prescribed for a full time apprentice under the award.
(c)The minimum adult apprentice wage is payable on and from the commencement of the first pay period on or after 1 July 2018.
(d)Adult apprentices aged 21 years or more employed on a part-time basis shall not be paid less than pro rata the minimum adult apprentice wage according to the hours worked.
(e)The rates paid in the paragraphs above to an apprentice 21 years of age or more are payable on superannuation and during any period of paid leave prescribed by this award.
(f)Where in this award an additional rate is expressed as a percentage, fraction or multiple of the ordinary rate of pay, it shall be calculated upon the rate prescribed in this award for the actual year of apprenticeship.
2. - ARRANGEMENT
1.Title1B.Minimum Adult Award Wage2.Arrangement2A.No Extra Claims3.Scope4.Area5.Term6.Definitions7.Casual Workers7A.Nightfill Duty8.Part Time Workers9.Hours10.Display of Rosters11.Meal Breaks and Rest Periods12.Meal Money13.Overtime14.Holidays15.Annual Leave16.Change Rooms17.No Reduction18.Higher Duties19.Casual Limitations20.Contract of Employment and Termination21.Time and Wages Record22.Uniforms and Overalls23.Board of Reference24.Supported Wages Employees25.Country Work and Travelling Time26.Junior Worker's Certificate27.Sick Leave28.Wages28A.Structural Efficiency Agreement - Cold Storage Industry29.Easter Week30.Right of Entry31.Other Provisions32.Motor Vehicle Allowance33.Long Service Leave34.Shift Work35.Payment of Wages36.Posting of Award37.Stand Down38.Bereavement Leave39.Location Allowance40.Chemists Shops41.Liberty to Apply42.Parental Leave43.Union Notice Board44.Introduction of Change45.Superannuation46.First Aid Allowance47.Traineeships48.Additional Loading for Late Night Trading49.Trade Union Training Leave50.Enterprise Level Award Change Procedure51.Redundancy
Appendix 1 - Parental Leave EntitlementsAppendix - Resolution of Disputes RequirementSchedule "A"Schedule "B"Schedule "C"Schedule D - Union PartyAppendix - S.49B - Inspection Of Records Requirements
2A. - NO EXTRA CLAIMS
It is a term of this award that the union undertakes for the duration of the Principles determined by the Commission in Court Session in Application No. 704 of 1991 not to pursue any extra claims, award or overaward except when consistent with the State Wage Principles.
3. - SCOPE
This award shall apply to all workers employed in any calling or callings herein mentioned in the industry or industries carried on by the Respondents named in Schedule "C" and to all employers employing those workers.
4. - AREA
This award shall have effect over the State of Western Australia.
5. - TERM
This award shall operate for a period of one year from and including the 15th day of August 1977.
6. - DEFINITIONS
(1)"Shop Assistant" shall mean a worker performing one or more of the following functions in retail or wholesale establishments:
(i)the receipt into and preparation for sale and or display of goods in or about any shop,
(ii)the prepacking or packing, weighing, assembling, pricing or preparing of goods or provisions or produce for sale,
(iii)the display, shelf filling, replenishing or any other method of exposure or presentation for sale of goods,
(iv)the sale of goods by any means,
(v)the receiving, arranging or making payment by any means,
(vi)the recording by any means of a sale or sales,
(vii)the wrapping or packing of goods for despatch.
The terms shall include soda fountain and/or milk bar assistants, assistants in country order departments, messengers, checkout operators, persons employed on information desks or booths, refund assistants, persons employed on service desks, persons employed as bag checkers in or about the entrance to stores, persons employed on customer service or as door greeters, persons employed as lay-by attendants, persons employed in hiring out activities in a shop, persons engaged in the stocking or collection of money from and preparation of commodities for sale in automatic vending devices, or persons engaged in the cooking and or preparation of provisions for sale in the shop of the employer other than for consumption in a cafeteria, persons engaged to collect trollies by any means, persons employed as spruikers in shops and persons engaged in operating photographic processing machinery.
(2)"Storeman" shall mean a worker performing one or more of the following duties: receiving, handling, storing, assembling, recording, preparing, packing, weighing and/or wrapping, branding, sorting, stacking or unpacking, checking, distributing or despatching or distributing goods in a shop, store or warehouse or delivering goods from a shop, store or warehouse for transit. Such duties shall include the use of computerised equipment where necessary.
Storeman Operator Grade l" means a worker employed as such carrying out the duties of a storeman who is substantially required to operate the following mechanical equipment in the performance of his duties:
(a)Ride-on power operated tow motor
(b)Ride-on power operated pallet truck
(c)Walk beside power operated high lift stacker
"Storeman Operator Grade II" means a worker employed as such carrying out the duties of a storeman who is substantially required to operate the following mechanical equipment in the performance of his duties:
(a)Ride-on power operated forklift
(b)High lift stacker
(c)High lift stock picker
(d)Power operated overhead traversing hoist