Absenteeism in enterprise agreements 12/5/99

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Absenteeism in enterprise agreements 12/5/99

The following summaries from agreements dealing with absenteeism have been taken from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's "Federal Enterprise Agreement Report - Fourth Quarter 1998".

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The following summaries from agreements dealing with absenteeism have been taken from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's "Federal Enterprise Agreement Report - Fourth Quarter 1998".

Incentive/benefit scheme: The Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon Moorabbin Certified Agreement 1998 (Print Q9620) provides 20% of the cash equivalent of an employee's sick leave entitlement accrued in a year of service to an employee who takes no days sick leave in a calendar year as an incentive against absenteeism.

The Textile Industry (National Textiles Limited) Agreement 1998 (Print Q9830) has included a two tiered incentive programme. The first tier provided an annual pay-out of half of an employee's remaining sick leave entitlement each calendar year. The second tier provides a flat money payment of $200 if less than one sick day has been taken in the preceding 12 months. This bonus is based on a sliding scale down to $50 if less than four days were taken.

Control/discipline strategies: The Australian Topmaking Services Limited Agreement 1998 (Print Q9829) gives notice that the company will investigate sick leave records and may require an employee to attend the company doctor for a work fitness report where an unusual amount of sick leave has been taken. Also, an employee who reports sick having worked overtime in the previous fortnight is not eligible for overtime in the following fortnight.

 

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