State Transit – Regions 7, 8 and 9 Transfer Arrangements

  1. All Award staff covered by the Engineering and Maintenance Award and the Bus Operators Award will be offered their substantive role as at the time of transfer with the new operator(s), at the same level and at the same rate of pay.
  2. Operational staff covered by the Senior and Salaried Officers (SSO) Award will also be offered their substantive role as at the time of transfer with the new operator(s), at the same level and at the same rate of pay.
  3. The new operator(s) may also offer comparable employment to non‑operational staff covered by the SSO Award, but this is not guaranteed.
  4. Casual and temporary staff will also transfer to the new operator(s), in accordance with the above arrangements, as they are covered by the current Awards and Agreements.
  5. Traineeships and apprenticeships in place at the date of transfer will transfer to the new operator(s). The terms of any traineeship or apprenticeship current at the time of transfer will be honoured.
  6. Award or Agreement conditions will carry across to the new operator(s).
  7. Any pay increase in an Award or Agreement due after the transfer date must be recognised by the new employer.
  8. Positions specified in the Awards/Agreements classifications and associated with staff who are offered employment will carry across to the new operator(s).
  9. An employment guarantee period of 2 years will be provided, during which Award conditions of employment cannot be varied without agreement and an employee cannot be made involuntarily redundant other than for serious misconduct.
  10. Service with STA will be recognised by the new operator for all purposes.
  11. Accrued entitlements such as annual leave, sick leave, long service leave will carry across to the new operator(s).
  12. Employees will be able to cash out all or part of annual and long service leave accrual at the time of transfer to the new operator(s).
  13. Long service and annual leave approved as at the date of transfer will be recognised as part of the transition to the new operator as part of continuous service arrangements.
  14. Personal salary arrangements will transfer to the new operator(s).
  15. Purchased leave arrangements where incorporated in awards will transfer.
  16. Current employment arrangements such as part-time arrangements will be recognised by the new operator(s).
  17. Any variation to a part time employment arrangement must be agreed between the new operator(s) and the employee in accordance with the applicable award or agreement.
  18. Employee travel passes and the ability to accrue service for the Gold Pass will transfer to the new operator(s) for a period of three years, with the same coverage and network access as at the time of transfer.
  19. Membership of current superannuation schemes, including defined benefits superannuation schemes such as SASS (State Authorities Super Scheme), and contributions and retirement benefits will be unchanged.
  20. There is no obstacle to the transfer of novated leases. Employees should seek their own tax/financial advice regarding any tax implications.
  21. Operational and human resource policies and procedures, as set out below, will be transferred for either 3 or 6 months, as set out below. Thereafter, they may be amended by the new operator(s), subject to Award/Enterprise Agreement consultation provisions.

Policies and Procedures

Applicable for 3 months

Transfer and Voluntary Regression Procedure

Flexible Work Practices Procedure

Bus Operators Absence Management Procedure

Leave Without Pay Procedure

Sick Leave Procedure

Military Leave Procedure

Emergency Leave Procedure

Secondary Employment Procedure

Probation

Bus Operations Handbook

Applicable for 6 months

Excess Travel Time Procedure

Domestic Violence Leave Procedure

Guidelines for Managing Conduct and Performance Procedure

Careers Breaks

Purchased Personal and Family Leave Procedure

Parental Leave Procedure

Miscellaneous Special Leave Procedure

Blood and Bone Marrow Donation Leave

Bank, Concessional Picnic and Public Holiday Procedure

Long Service Leave Procedure

Compassionate/Bereavement Leave Procedure

Annual Leave Procedure

Carers Leave Procedure

Collisions Performance Management Procedure

Guidelines for Retreat Spaces

Grievance Resolution Procedure

Traffic Law Violation Procedure

Depot Clerk Roster Manual

  1. All Award staff covered by the Engineering and Maintenance Award and the Bus Operators Award will be offered their substantive role as at the time of transfer with the new operator(s), at the same level and at the same rate of pay.
  2. Operational staff covered by the Senior and Salaried Officers (SSO) Award will also be offered their substantive role as at the time of transfer with the new operator(s), at the same level and at the same rate of pay.
  3. The new operator(s) may also offer comparable employment to non‑operational staff covered by the SSO Award, but this is not guaranteed.
  4. Casual and temporary staff will also transfer to the new operator(s), in accordance with the above arrangements, as they are covered by the current Awards and Agreements.
  5. Traineeships and apprenticeships in place at the date of transfer will transfer to the new operator(s). The terms of any traineeship or apprenticeship current at the time of transfer will be honoured.
  6. Award or Agreement conditions will carry across to the new operator(s).
  7. Any pay increase in an Award or Agreement due after the transfer date must be recognised by the new employer.
  8. Positions specified in the Awards/Agreements classifications and associated with staff who are offered employment will carry across to the new operator(s).
  9. An employment guarantee period of 2 years will be provided, during which Award conditions of employment cannot be varied without agreement and an employee cannot be made involuntarily redundant other than for serious misconduct.
  10. Service with STA will be recognised by the new operator for all purposes.
  11. Accrued entitlements such as annual leave, sick leave, long service leave will carry across to the new operator(s).
  12. Employees will be able to cash out all or part of annual and long service leave accrual at the time of transfer to the new operator(s).
  13. Long service and annual leave approved as at the date of transfer will be recognised as part of the transition to the new operator as part of continuous service arrangements.
  14. Personal salary arrangements will transfer to the new operator(s).
  15. Purchased leave arrangements where incorporated in awards will transfer.
  16. Current employment arrangements such as part-time arrangements will be recognised by the new operator(s).
  17. Any variation to a part time employment arrangement must be agreed between the new operator(s) and the employee in accordance with the applicable award or agreement.
  18. Employee travel passes and the ability to accrue service for the Gold Pass will transfer to the new operator(s) for a period of three years, with the same coverage and network access as at the time of transfer.
  19. Membership of current superannuation schemes, including defined benefits superannuation schemes such as SASS (State Authorities Super Scheme), and contributions and retirement benefits will be unchanged.
  20. There is no obstacle to the transfer of novated leases. Employees should seek their own tax/financial advice regarding any tax implications.
  21. Operational and human resource policies and procedures, as set out below, will be transferred for either 3 or 6 months, as set out below. Thereafter, they may be amended by the new operator(s), subject to Award/Enterprise Agreement consultation provisions.

Policies and Procedures

Applicable for 3 months

Transfer and Voluntary Regression Procedure

Flexible Work Practices Procedure

Bus Operators Absence Management Procedure

Leave Without Pay Procedure

Sick Leave Procedure

Military Leave Procedure

Emergency Leave Procedure

Secondary Employment Procedure

Probation

Bus Operations Handbook

Applicable for 6 months

Excess Travel Time Procedure

Domestic Violence Leave Procedure

Guidelines for Managing Conduct and Performance Procedure

Careers Breaks

Purchased Personal and Family Leave Procedure

Parental Leave Procedure

Miscellaneous Special Leave Procedure

Blood and Bone Marrow Donation Leave

Bank, Concessional Picnic and Public Holiday Procedure

Long Service Leave Procedure

Compassionate/Bereavement Leave Procedure

Annual Leave Procedure

Carers Leave Procedure

Collisions Performance Management Procedure

Guidelines for Retreat Spaces

Grievance Resolution Procedure

Traffic Law Violation Procedure

Depot Clerk Roster Manual

Page last updated: 24 October 2019, 08:31