Hello and welcome to the first ACAPMA HR Highlight.  These short items will appear regularly on the blog section of our website www.acapma.com.au and will be included in the regular ACAPMA News Item Emails.

Which Award?

As businesses turn their eyes towards productivity and efficiency, questions over the appropriate classification of employees are raised. ACAPMA is often asked: Which Award should Console operators be employed under?

While many retail fuel sites may view themselves as a shop that sells fuel the Awards are clearfuel retailing is a specific job classification that falls under the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010.  In fact, what many people think is the appropriate Award, the General Retail Award 2010, specifically EXCLUDES console operators (General Retail Award Clause 3.1 “does not includemotor vehicle retailing and motor vehicle fuel retailing”).

ACAPMA produces Quick Reference Guides on the Awards that apply to our industry and keeps members informed as to changes and requirements for compliance. ACAPMA is also running training that is open to members and the wider industry.  Click here to learn more.

HR Highlights are things to consider, implement and watch out for in your business. They are provided as general advice and you can seek further advice on your situation by calling 1300 160 270 and speaking to one of ACAPMA Workplace Relations Professionals its free for members.

Elisha Radwanowski
BCom (HRM & IR)
Manager Association Business and Workplace Relations Professional