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    Fair Work Act 2009 s.185—Enterprise agreement

    Lutheran Education Queensland, a department of the Lutheran Church of

    Australia, Queensland District T/A Lutheran Education Queensland (AG2016/7007)

    QUEENSLAND LUTHERAN SCHOOLS SINGLE ENTERPRISE

    AGREEMENT 2016

    Educational services

    COMMISSIONER GREGORY MELBOURNE, 11 JANUARY 2017

    Application for approval of the Queensland Lutheran Schools Single Enterprise Agreement 2016.

    [1] An application has been made for approval of an enterprise agreement known as the Queensland Lutheran Schools Single Enterprise Agreement 2016 (the Agreement). The application was made pursuant to s.185 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act). It has been made by Lutheran Education Queensland, a department of the Lutheran Church of Australia, Queensland District T/A Lutheran Education Queensland. The Agreement is a single enterprise agreement.

    [2] I am satisfied that each of the requirements of ss.186, 187 and 188 as are relevant to this application for approval have been met.

    [3] The Independent Education Union of Australia, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and the Queensland Nurses’ Union of Employees, being bargaining representatives for the Agreement, have given notice under s.183 of the Act that they want the Agreement to cover them. In accordance with s.201(2) I note that the Agreement covers the organisations.

    [4] The Agreement is approved and, in accordance with s.54 of the Act, will operate from 18 January 2017. The nominal expiry date of the Agreement is 30 June 2019.

    COMMISSIONER

    Printed by authority of the Commonwealth Government Printer

    [2017] FWCA 178

    DECISION

  • Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (As Amended)

    QUEENSLAND LUTHERAN SCHOOLS SINGLE ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2016

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    1. PRELIMINARY ................................................................................................................................... 5

    1.1 Title ............................................................................................................................................. 5

    1.2 Coverage .................................................................................................................................... 5

    1.3 Relationship with Other Industrial Instruments .......................................................................... 5

    1.4 Commencement Date of Agreement and Period of Operation .................................................. 6

    1.5 Amendment, Renewal or Replacement of Agreement .............................................................. 6

    1.6 Posting of an Agreement ............................................................................................................ 6

    1.7 Single Bargaining Unit ................................................................................................................ 6

    1.8 No Extra Claims ......................................................................................................................... 6

    1.9 Flexibility ..................................................................................................................................... 6

    2. RELATIONSHIP TO AIMS OF THE SYSTEM / SCHOOL ................................................................ 7

    2.1 Preamble .................................................................................................................................... 7

    2.2 Lutheran Ethos ........................................................................................................................... 7

    2.3 Objectives of this Agreement ..................................................................................................... 8

    3. PROCEDURES FOR PREVENTING AND SETTLING DISPUTES .................................................. 9

    3.1 Procedure ................................................................................................................................... 9

    4. WAGES ............................................................................................................................................ 10

    4.1 Wage Increases ....................................................................................................................... 10

    4.2 Rates of Pay and Allowances .................................................................................................. 11

    4.3 Overpayments .......................................................................................................................... 11

    4.4 Payment of Public Holidays – Term-time employees .............................................................. 11

    5. EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS INITIATIVES ....................................................................... 12

    5.1 General Statement ................................................................................................................... 12

    5.2 Leading Teacher One .............................................................................................................. 12

    5.3 Leading Teacher Two .............................................................................................................. 12

    5.4 Positions of Added Responsibility ............................................................................................ 12

    5.5 Class Sizes ............................................................................................................................... 13

    5.6 Working Arrangements for Teachers ....................................................................................... 14

    5.7 Working Arrangements for Kitchen Staff, Grounds Staff, Laundry Staff, Tuck Shop Staff, Bus Drivers, Caretakers, Cleaners and Minor Maintenance Staff…………………………………….14

    5.8 Timely Notification of Qualifications and Experience ............................................................... 14

    5.9 Conduct Requirement for School Employees .......................................................................... 15

    5.10 Formal Review for Unsatisfactory Performance ...................................................................... 15

    5.11 Dress Code for all Staff ............................................................................................................ 15

    5.12 Induction ................................................................................................................................... 16

    5.13 Professional Development and Appraisal ................................................................................ 16

    5.14 Union Recognition and Leave .................................................................................................. 19

    5.15 Right of Entry – Authorised Industrial Officer ........................................................................... 21

    5.16 Job Share ................................................................................................................................. 21

    5.17 Job Security.............................................................................................................................. 21

    5.18 Certainty of Employment .......................................................................................................... 21

    5.19 Introduction of Changes ........................................................................................................... 23

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    5.20 Redundancy ............................................................................................................................. 25

    5.21 Outsourcing .............................................................................................................................. 26

    5.22 Nurses – Reclassification Process ........................................................................................... 26

    5.23 Nurses – Meal Allowance ......................................................................................................... 26

    5.24 Reclassification Process for School Officers ........................................................................... 27

    5.25 Classification Structures – School Officers .............................................................................. 27

    5.26 School Officer Career Path ...................................................................................................... 28

    5.27 Health Check Leave – Use of Sick Leave ................................................................................ 29

    5.28 Vocational Education ............................................................................................................... 29

    5.29 Occupational Health & Safety .................................................................................................. 29

    5.30 Workplace Harassment ............................................................................................................ 30

    5.31 Complaints Handling Policy and Procedures ........................................................................... 30

    5.32 State and National Representation .......................................................................................... 30

    5.33 Workplace Amenities ..........................................................................