Changes to Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award
Fair Work Commission introduced part-time employment conditions to Road Transport (Long Distance) Award.
Employees can now be employed on a part-time basis from the first full pay period on or after 28 February 2018.Before this change, employees could only be employed as full-time or casual. Specific rules for part-time employees have also been introduced.
Employers and part-time employees need to agree in writing on a regular roster pattern. The roster needs to set out the hours and the days of the week the employee will work. The hours need to be less than 38 per week and can be averaged over a maximum of 28 days. Part-time employees need to be paid a minimum per day of either:
- 8 hours, if they're paid by the hour
kms, if they're paid by the kilometre