Payment for public holidays that fall on a Saturday
The Union has been running a dispute in the Industrial Relations Commission about STA’s intention to put a figure on the number of Saturdays needed to work in a year to qualify for payment when a public holiday falls on a Saturday.
The STA gave formal notice to the Union that all bus operators would now have to work 23 Saturdays a year to qualify for the Public Holiday that falls on a Saturday.
Your Union with the assistance of the IRC was able to negotiate this number down to 10 Saturdays a year to qualify for a Public Holiday payment that falls on a Saturday.
The STA in their wisdom tried to apply these restrictions to the Easter Saturday of 2013 which resulted in some 360 members not getting paid for Easter Saturday 2013. Your Union was able to have all of the 360 members paid for the 2013 Easter Saturday.