Staff consultation is continuing about proposed changes to the staff pay date. The first information session has been held, and the session was recorded. It is now available on Pay Date Change webpage for online viewing. Further videoconference Information Sessions are scheduled for 3 July and 10 July 2014, and details on locations and how to register are available on the webpage.
By way of background, the ACU Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017 - approved by the Fair Work Commission earlier this year - includes a provision to change the fortnightly pay cycle. Currently, staff are paid in advance (i.e. before a full fortnight of work has been completed). The change to the pay cycle will result in staff being paid in arrears (i.e. after a full fortnight of work has been completed).
The agreement provision includes a requirement to consult with staff before the change is implemented. A proposal to implement the change to the fortnightly pay cycle has been developed and an outline is provided below.
Under the proposal, the pay date will be moved back by one week as a once-off occurrence in November 2014. Information sheets provide further information and are available on the Pay Date Change webpage. There is also an email address to receive your questions, issues and suggestions by 14 July 2014.
The change to the pay cycle will affect every staff member and all staff are encouraged to read the information sheets available on the webpage and attend or watch the recorded information session online.