Storage Services and Wholesale Award 2020 (MA000084)

This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Storage Services and Wholesale award package. For further information about the Storage Services and Wholesale Award, refer to: Storage Services and Wholesale Award.

Key updates

  Select the current financial year tab to see award updates for the 2024/25 financial year, while all previous updates before this time you can find in the historical financial years tab.

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July 2024

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We have updated the award to reflect the Fair Work Commission's National Minimum Wage increase detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2023-24 decision and also includes updates to expense-related allowances. You can find more information on the Determinations here and here.

These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2024. Please install these updates after you have finalised your last pay run before the first full pay period beginning on or after the 1st July 2024.

We have also updated the "Community Service Leave Taken" pay category, where it accrues leave. The payment classification has also been updated in line with the ATO specification categories.

The Casual Shiftworkers and Casual Non-Shiftworkers have been updated to include a rule for Paid Family Domestic Violence Leave.

Installing the pre-built award package

To read details on how to install and configure this Pre-built Award Template, please review the following article. Before relying on the award information, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness, and relevance for their purposes. You should also obtain appropriate professional advice.

Work types

The following lists out and explains the work types an employee can select on their timesheet.

A - F
Annual Leave taken. Choose this work type when annual leave was taken.
Call-back. This work type should be selected when an employee has been recalled to work for any reason before or after completing their normal roster or on a day on which they did not work. Refer to section 24.6 of the Storage Services and Wholesale Award.
Casual Hours Worked. Use this for all ordinary shifts where you are a casual employee.
Cold work from –15.6°C (4°F) down to –18.9° C (–2°F). Use this allowance if employees are required to work in cold temperatures between 15.6°C and 18.9°C.
Cold work less than –18.9°C (-2°F) down to –23.3° C (–10°F). Use this allowance if employees are required to work in cold temperatures between 18.9°C and 123.3°C.
Cold work - less than –23.3°C (–10°F). Use this allowance if employees are required to work in cold temperatures below 23.3°C.
Community Service Leave taken. Choose this work type when community service leave was taken.
Compassionate Leave taken.

Choose this work type when a roster day off was taken.

G - L
Leave without pay. Choose this work type when the employee has taken leave without pay.
Long Service Leave taken. Choose this work type when long service leave was taken.
M - R
Permanent Hours Worked. Use this for all ordinary shifts where you are either a full time or part time employee.
Personal/Carer's Leave taken. Choose this work type when personal or carer’s leave is taken.
Public holiday not worked. Choose this work type when the day is a public holiday but the employee has a day off (permanent employees only).
RDO Leave taken. Choose this work type when a roster day off is taken.
S - Z
TIL Leave taken. Choose this work type when time in lieu leave was taken.
Travel time. When an employee is required to work at a place away from their usual place of employment, this work type should be selected to enter the time spent travelling. Refer to section 16.3 of the Storage Services and Wholesale Award.

Tags

The following tags are available to employees under the award.

A - F
10 Hour Day. Choose this if there is an agreement between the employer and the majority of employees to work up to 10 hours a day without overtime. Refer to 22.1(b) of the Storage Services and Wholesale Employees Award.
First Aid. Assign this tag if the employee has an appropriate first aid qualification and will be the designated ongoing first aid officer during every shift they are rostered to work.
M - R
RDO. Assign this tag if the employee will accumulate 24 minutes of each shift to RDO to accumulate 7.6 hours after 19 shifts.
S - Z
Saturday is ordinary hours. Assign this tag if the employer and the majority of employees have agreed to include Saturday as ordinary hours. Refer to section 22.1(d) of the Storage Services and Wholesale Award.
Sunday is ordinary hours. Assign this tag if the employer and the majority of employees have agreed to include Sunday as ordinary hours. Refer to section 22.1(d) of the Storage Services and Wholesale Award.
TIL. Assign this tag if the employee elects to always accrue time in lieu rather than be paid overtime.

System limitations

Please note that rules will not be able to interpret or calculate the below clauses due to platform limitations and will require manual intervention. 

Clause 15.3(c) Higher Duties

There is a limitation when employees undertake duties of more than one higher classification in a week. It is currently unable to determine the highest classification and the majority of classifications worked and will still apply the classification used at the 20-hour mark for the entire week.

Due to this limitation, we advise managers or payroll administrators to review submitted timesheets containing multiple higher duties and adjust the initial classification level to the appropriate level for the entire shift. They have the option to modify either all classifications or only the classification at the 20-hour mark.

Further information

Time in Lieu Explanation

Time off instead of payment for overtime leave accrues at the same rate as the number of overtime hours worked. For example, an employee who worked two overtime hours has an entitlement to two hours’ time off. If you do take time off for overtime and the time off you intend, pay it out, you must pay at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked

It also applies when you terminate an employee and you have to pay out the time. To pay it out correctly, you will need to record the overtime rate manually while you are processing the time in lieu accrual. We suggest that you record the overtime details in the Notes section of the leave accrual line in the pay run.

If you are required to pay out the time off for overtime either before termination or during termination, you can run a Pay Run Audit Report. It will show the pay runs for the employee where they accrued Time in Lieu, enabling yout to determine the applicable rates. Next, you can run an Employee Payment History Report to determine if they took any of the time off for overtime. You can then determine the correct balance based on the number of hours by taking the equivalent to the overtime payment that you made.

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