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Are you working these public holidays?

The public holidays over Easter are:

  • 30 March – Good Friday
  • 31 March – Easter Saturday
  • 2 April – Easter Monday

Payment for shifts worked on a public holiday (public sector)
Where an employee, other than a casual employee or an employee on no fixed hours of duty, works on any public holiday they must be paid at the rate of 250% of the equivalent hourly rate for all time worked.

Public holidays on rostered days off (public sector)
All employees working across a 7-day week roster will receive a day’s ordinary pay for public holidays that occur on weekdays if they are on a  rostered day off.  Monday–Friday employees (on a 5-day week roster) are not paid for public holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday.

Payment for public holidays (Private Sector and Aged Care)
Members are encouraged to refer to their specific Enterprise Agreements for details relating to penalty rates applied to shifts worked on public holidays.

Members are encouraged to refer to their specific Enterprise Agreements for details relating to part time employees and payment for public holidays not worked.

Payment for working during the Daylight-Saving change-over
Daylight saving will end at 2am on Sunday 1 April.  Don’t forget from 3am you will need to move the clocks back one hour to 2am.

Public sector
Employees will be paid at ordinary Sunday penalty rates for the extra hour worked.

Private sector and aged care
Please refer to your specific Enterprise Agreements for details relating to payments for the night shift worked during daylight saving changes, as they may be paid for rostered hours, not actual hours worked.

 

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6 thoughts on "Are you working these public holidays?"

  1. Pieter says:

    As per previous attempts to get this corrected, what is our union currently doing about the unfair pay situation of working on the night shift of the public holiday, ie the hours of the shift that occur prior to midnight on the public holiday of the shift leading out of the holiday?
    This shift still needs preparation ie sleep on the public holiday prior to doing the night shift commencing that night.
    I work as an RN in public aged care and Human Resources and Shared Services agree together and keep getting the different parts of the award mixed up.
    The hours before midnight of the night shift leading into the public holiday are paid correctly at the public holiday rate.
    However, as they maintain the night shift on the public holiday and the hours worked before midnight are not paid at the public holiday penalty but only at the normal night shift penalty.
    This is wrong, unfair and unjust as public holiday penalty payments paid to one shift should not impact on those of another shift.
    It is my opinion that payment for the 10 hour night shift on the public holiday should be as follows if the public holiday is part of your usual roster of shifts and not casual:
    8 hours public holiday normal rate, plus 3 hours public holiday worked – with the penalty 150%, plus 7 hours normal night shift penalty 20.5%.
    I consider that I have been ripped off enough times and therefore I no longer make myself available for the night shift of the public holiday, and consequently I have worked early and late shifts on the public holiday.
    What is our union planning to do to get this pay injustice fixed?

    • ANMF says:

      Hi Peter
      this is a news page, any questions such as these need to be directed to our Duty Officer to ensure your query is logged.
      thank you.

  2. Q says:

    does it matter if it’s part time or full time? or does my experience matter when it comes to getting paid on not working on PH? Is it the num’s decision or the payroll office’s?

    • ANMFSA says:

      hi,
      we would suggest you contact our duty officer on industrial type questions, the news hub is for comments on stories rather than queries or questions.
      thank you

  3. Linda says:

    Quick question … what should HCA be paying their staff for the public holidays.?
    There are plenty of us these days

    Thank you Linda #002352

    • ANMFSA says:

      hi,
      we would suggest you contact our duty officer on industrial type questions, the news hub is for comments on stories rather than queries or questions.
      thank you

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