Following the endorsement of ASU members Fair Work Commissioner Harper-Greenwell has issued a Statement (see on reverse side of this Bulletin) confirming the resolution of the CPI as well as the Annotators’ classification dispute.
The Commissioner commended both the ASU and Auscript for their collaborative approach to all matters raised in the ASU’s dispute application resulting in the following positive outcome:
A payment of 2.2% for current employees to be paid from the first full pay period after 1 March 2021.
That former EA employees impacted by forced redundancies in Victoria and Queensland between 1 April and 31 July 2020 will be paid a one-off ex-gratia payment of $700.
For new Annotators employed on or after 4 March 2021, there will be a 4-month training period.
During the Training Period, Annotators will be aligned to and paid at no less than Level 1, Year 3 of the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2020 (Clerks Award).
Annotators who have successfully completed the Training Period and assessed as competent to complete their duties will be aligned to and paid at no less than Level 2, Year 1 of the Clerks Award.
Any current Annotators who have completed more than 4 months’ service will be aligned to and paid no less than Level 2, Year 1 of the Clerks Award from the first full pay period after 1 March 2021.
Special thanks to the ASU Branch Organisers listed below and ASU delegates, ex Melbourne employee, Emma Lin, and Brisbane delegates Nikki Farrar and Anne-Maree Brady for their assistance on behalf of members.
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