Pay agreement finally resolved.(News)

Final agreement on the June 2003 Pay and Conditions Agreement was finally reached on August 26 at a meeting of the National Joint Council. The outstanding 3.5 per cent due on Stage 2 will be paid and back-dated to November 7, 2003, and the full payment of 4.2 per cent due at Stage 5 will be back dated to July 1.

The following words were agreed to be included in appendix C of the Grey Book: A) 'Where time shift duty system at Section 4 Part A paragraph 7 continues to operate employees on that system should be allowed to take rest periods every night between midnight and 0700, other than on those occasions where they are required to respond to emergency calls, perform work arising from emergency calls or perform other essential activities that: 1) Arise: from the Integrated Risk Management Plan, 2) Are within the employee's role and responsibilities, and 3). …

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