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SCHADS Award – Pay Point Progression

A recent federal court decision has explained how pay progression provisions in the SCHADS Award operate. In a decision that will come as a shock to many, the court indicated that clause 13.3 of the SCHADS Award is not designed to operate so that employees become automatically entitled to progression through pay points in the award when they have demonstrated competency in their role and acquired new skills. Rather, they simply become “eligible” for possible progression to the next pay point, but the decision as to whether to reclassify them at a higher pay point is entirely at the discretion of the employer.

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