RMIT University Academic and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement 2014


66. Overtime meal allowance

66.1

An employee who is required:

(a) after the completion of her or his ordinary hours of duty for the day, to perform duty after a break for a meal which occurs after that completion and is not entitled to payment for that break; or

(b) after completion of her or his ordinary hours of duty for the day, to perform overtime duty which involve her or his attendance without a break up to the completion of, or after, the meal period which occurs next after that completion; or

(c) to perform duty on a day before the time at which her or his ordinary hours of duty for the day commence, is granted a break for a meal before that time and is not entitled to payment for that break; or

(d) to perform duty extending beyond a meal break on a day on which, apart from the requirement, she/he would not perform duty and is not entitled to payment for that meal break;

will be paid a meal allowance of $18.00.

66.2

Where a three-course meal is obtainable by the employee at a canteen, cafeteria or dining-room conducted, controlled or assisted by the University, the amount of meal allowance will, in lieu of the amount payable under clause 66.1, be the maximum amount for which a three-course meal is obtainable at the canteen, cafeteria or dining room, up to the amount payable under clause 66.1.

66.3

An employee who is required to perform any of the duties specified in clauses 66.1a) – 66.1d) will be paid a meal allowance where the employee cannot reasonably be expected to return to her or his home or lodgings for a meal between the time at which the employee ceases duty before the meal and the time at which the employee is required to commence duty after the meal.

66.4

For the purposes of clause 66.1b) "meal period" means:

(a) the period between the hours of 7.00 am and 9.00 am;

(b) the period between the hours of 12 noon and 2.00 pm;

(c) the period between the hours of 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm; and

(d) the period between the hours of 12 midnight and 1.00 am.

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