‘Federal award employee’

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‘Federal award employee’

Having regard to the geographical requirements, the callings expressed in the award and the particular nature of the work in issue, the federal Commission found that the applicant was not an employee governed by the Security Officers (WA) Interim Award 1996.

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Having regard to the geographical requirements, the callings expressed in the award and the particular nature of the work in issue, the federal Commission found that the applicant was not an employee governed by the Security Officers (WA) Interim Award 1996.

A Full Bench of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission heard an appeal by Chubb Security Australia Pty Ltd on the issue of whether the applicant was a federal award employee as that term is used in s170CB(1)(c) of the Workplace Relations Act 1996. It was agreed that if any federal award applied, it was the award cited above.

The applicant was involved in motor vehicle traffic control at an airport – working principally in the car parks. He would issue infringements notices when required.

The Full Bench disagreed with the finding at first instance stating that while he patrolled (in the sense that a parking officer patrols), his duties did not bring him within the definition. Consequently he was a parking or traffic attendant. (G B Bott v Chubb Security Australia Pty Ltd; Print Q3690, [1998] 899 IRCommA)

 
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