Club Industry: Variety Artists (State) Consolidated Award

Schedule of Award: Published on 22/10/93 and subsequent
Variations incorporated

1. Arrangement: PART A

Clause No. Subject Matter

1. Arrangement

2. Basic Wage

3. Definitions

4. Rates of Pay

4A. No Extra Claims

5. Terms of Engagement

6. Hours of Work

7. Overtime

8. Time of Rehearsal

9. Wages – Method of Payment

10. Time and Payments Record

11. Sundays and Public Holidays

12. Travelling

13. Publicity

14. Auditions

15. Wardrobe and Make-up

16. Annual Leave

17. Workers’ Compensation

18. Access for Union Representatives

19. Notices

20. Provision of Facilities

21. Grievance Procedure

22. Superannuation

23. Area, Incidence and Duration

60. Schedule “A”:
Standard Contract Casual Performance of Entertainment in a Registered or Licensed Club

61. Schedule “B”: Structural Efficiency

PART B

MONETARY RATES

Table 1 – Rates of Pay
Table 2 – Other Rates and Allowances

2. Basic Wage
This award, in so far as it fixes rates of wages, is made by reference and in relation to the adult basic wage as set in Part B, Monetary Rates. The said basic wage is subject to variation in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of section 14 of the Industrial Relations Act 1991. Upon any such variation, rates of wages prescribed by this award are subject to variation pursuant to section 15 of the said Act to the extent necessary to give effect to the change in the said basic wage.

3. Definitions
(i) Ballet or chorus means those employees who are engaged to appear in a dancing and/or singing ensemble and who sing and/or dance as members of such an ensemble. Where only three singers are employed as members of a singing group they shall be classified as variety artists. Where four or more dancers are employed as members of a dancing group or ensemble they shall be classified as ballet. Where only three dancers are employed in an ensemble they shall be classified as variety artists.

(ii)
(a) Bingo Caller means a person engaged to present, host or compere the game of bingo, alphy and housie, or games of a like nature
(b) Assistant Bingo Caller means a person engaged to assist a bingo caller in the presentation of the game of bingo, alphy and housie, or games of a like nature.

(iii) Call means a call or direction by the employer to the employee to attend for work at a particular time or for the purpose of photography, wardrobe, or other legitimate reason.

(iv) Character Costume is a costume provided by the employer which covers most of the body, is made of heavy weight/duty material and denotes a character.

(v) Deputy Ballet Master/Mistress or dance captain is a member of the ballet ensemble who acts as assistant to the ballet director or who under instruction of the director, producer, stage manager, or employer supervises the number of acts performed by the ballet ensemble during a performance or rehearsal.

(vi) Disc Jockey means an employee who is engaged to play recorded music and is required to announce the music played.

(vii) Employee means a person who is engaged to take part in a rehearsal or a performance and who is required to speak, sing, dance, pose, mime, entertain, iceskate, perform aquatically or perform as a variety artiste or speciality artiste and also means a person who is employed as an entertainer, other than a player of a recognised musical instrument in the orchestra or band, in a registered club and also includes a square dance caller, a compere and/or master of ceremonies, a disc jockey, bingo caller and assistant bingo caller.

(viii) Engaged casually means an employee who is engaged casually and paid as such.

(ix) Engagement means the period during which the employee is engaged to rehearse, play and perform and shall mean in the case of rehearsal a period of not less than two hours and in the case of performance a period of not less than three hours or payment therefore.

(x) Home Town means the city or town where the employee actually was engaged by the employer.

(xi) Juvenile means any person under 16 years of age.

(xii) Negotiated rate of pay means the rate of wage per performance, or per hour in the case of rehearsal, paid to an employee as set out in subclauses (i) and (ii) of clause 3 of schedule “A”, Standard Contract for Casual Performance of Entertainment in a Registered or Licensed Club, and is exclusive of any overtime or additional payments, namely public holiday penalty payments, touring allowances and like payments.

(xiii) A near nude or semi-nude condition is when an employee is required to appear nude except for the wearing of g-strings, pastiches, etc., or is required to appear clothed in such a manner as to expose areas of the body which have sexual connotations.

(xiv) Pantomime means a production with an appeal primarily for children usually presented during the school holiday period and shall include in addition to the nursery stories and fairy tales hitherto presented as pantomime, such productions as Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the like.

(xv) Performance means a performance given by employees in person before an audience.

(xvi) Playing means taking part in an actual performance.

(xvii) Skater means an employee whose performance takes place on ice- skates or on roller skates.

(xviii) Skating Ensemble means those persons who ice-skate or roller skate as an ensemble but who do not skate as solo, duo or speciality skaters.

(ixx) Speciality Artiste means a variety artiste who is employed in a performance and who, in addition to supplying wardrobe and any scripts and dialogue material necessary for the performance of his act also is required to supply properties and gear such as, but not limited to musical instruments, juggling equipment, puppets and puppetry equipment, special lighting effects, rostrum, trapeze, trampoline, furniture, athletic equipment and/or gear and/or similar special properties incidental to and necessary in the employee’s performance (including acrobatic equipment).

(xx) Union means the Actors and Announcers Equity Association of Australia.

(xxi) Variety or Vaudeville (performance or production) means a production which contains a number of variety or vaudeville acts which may or may not be connected by a single or central theme or plot. It may or may not contain ballet or chorus.

(xxii) Variety Artist means an employee engaged to perform as a variety artiste, or who acts as a compere or master of ceremonies, during the course of a performance or as a duo singer or dancer. Such employee may also be required to perform as an actor during the course of the performance.

(xxiii) Venue Consultant means a person who acts on behalf of an entertainment industry employer, for a fee or remuneration paid by any such employer, and who arranges for a performance solely on an employee of a venue consultant or an employer.

(xxiv) Vocalist means an employee engaged for the purpose of singing solo during a performance or to sing as a band vocalist.

(xxv) Wages means the total remuneration due and payable to the employee for the agreed engagement at the time prescribed by clause 9, Wages – Method of Payment.

(xxvi) Words importing the masculine gender shall bedeemed to include the female gender and the singular to include the plural and vice versa unless there is something repugnant or inconsistent with such interpretation.

4. Rates of Pay
(i) The minimum rates of pay to be paid by an employer for work, inclusive of work in or incidental to either performances or rehearsals, or both, shall be as set out in Table 1 – Rates of Pay of Part B, Monetary Rates.

(ii) Juveniles – The minimum rates of pay to be paid by an employer to employees aged less than sixteen years for work, inclusive of work in or incidental to either performances or rehearsals or both shall be fifty per cent of those rates set out in the said Table 1 and in subclause (iv) of this clause.

NOTE: The above rates have been loaded by 15 per cent to take account of the casual nature of the engagement.

(iii) Rehearsals – An employee who is required to undertake extra non- performance duties shall be paid a loading as set out in Item 2 of Table 2 – Other Rates and Allowances of Part B.

(iv) Loadings

(a) Where an employee is required to undertake extra non-performance duties he shall be paid a loading as set out in Item 3 of Table 2 per performance in addition to his negotiated rate of pay. Duties which attract this loading shall be duties which are ancillary to performance and which the employee is required to carry out by the club’s responsible officer or agent and shall include but not be limited to those performed by a deputy ballet master/mistress or dance captain.

(b) Any performer who agrees to appear nude or semi-nude shall be paid an amount as set out in Item 4 of Table 2 respectively per performance.

(c) Any performer who wears a character costume as part of the performance shall be paid an amount as set out in Item 5 of Table 2 per performance in addition to his negotiated rate of pay.

(v) The supplementary payment at each classification level includes an adjustment reflecting the application of the arbitrated safety net adjustment provided for in the December 1993 State Wage Case decision. Consistent with the requirements of that decision, the arbitrated safety net adjustment is absorbable to the extent of any equivalent amount in rates of pay whether overaward, award or enterprise arrangement in excess of the minimum rates (classification rate and supplementary payment) prescribed in accordance with the State Wage Case August 1989 Minimum Rates Adjustment Decision (6 March 1990) and consolidated by subsequent State Wage Case decisions.

4A. No Extra Claims
It is a term of this award (arising from the decision of the Industrial Commission of New South Wales in Court Session in the State Wage Case of 4 October 1989 (Matter No. 737 of 1989)) that the Union undertakes, for theduration of the principles determined by that decision, not to pursue any extra claims, award or overaward, except when consistent with those principles.

5. Terms of Engagement
(i) The engagement of an artist shall be expressed in writing and in the form set out in Schedule “A”.

(ii) The ordinary rules of law relating to contracts shall apply and shall be binding on both employer and employee.

(iii) Nothing in this award shall effect any legal right of an employer to terminate without notice any employee’s contract for neglect of duty or misconduct and in the case of such dismissal, wages shall be payable for the employment up to but not after the time of dismissal. In the event of any such employee being away from his place of engagement the employer shall pay the fare of the employee back to the employee’s place of engagement and the employer shall ensure that the employee is returned to the place of his engagement as expeditiously as possible provided that nothing contained in this subclause shall be taken as limiting the employee’s rights at law in respect of such dismissal.

(iv) No employee shall be required to appear nude. If an employee shall be required to appear nude or in semi-nude state such requirements shall be specified in clause 11 of schedule “A”, Standard Contract for Casual Performance of Entertainment in a Registered or Licensed Club.

(v) Engagement under the terms of this award is for live performances only. Recording of a live production by any means whatsoever is expressly prohibited unless agreement is reached between the employer, employee and the Union.

(vi) As much notice as is reasonably practicable shall be given of cancellation of an engagement. If an engagement which has been made is cancelled by the employer at a time which is less than fourteen days prior to the date of the performance for which the employee was engaged, the employee shall receive a payment in full. Cancellation of all engagements shall be made by telegram or telex to the address of the artist as stated on schedule “A” ( Standard Contract). Where the cancellation is made by telegram or telex, notice shall be deemed to have been given on the date the telegram or telex is sent by the employer.

6. Hours of Work
(i) Each performance shall be a maximum of three hours including half an hour prior to appearance time for band read through, dressing and make-up, and fifteen minutes upon conclusion of appearance for changing and removal of make-up, provided that:

In the case of bingo callers and assistant bingo callers, fifteen minutes shall be allowed prior to appearance for preparatory duties, and if it is necessary for the caller and/or assistant caller to “set down” after the game, fifteen minutes shall be allowed and counted as time worked at the conclusion of the appearance.

(ii) Time worked in excess of three hours shall be overtime and paid for as set out in clause 7, Overtime.

(iii) The minimum time to be credited to an employee for each rehearsal shall be two hours.

7. Overtime
(i) Overtime Monday to Saturday inclusive shall be paid at the rate of time and one-half for the first two hours and double time thereafter, with a minimum payment for each half hour or part thereof worked.

(ii) Time and one-half and double time used in relation to:

Subclause (ii) of clause 6, Hours of Work;
Subclause (ii) of clause 9, Wages – Method of Payment,

means one-third of appropriate “per performance” rate set out in Table 1 – Rates of Pay of Part B, Monetary Rates, less fifteen per cent casual loading, plus fifty per cent or one hundred per cent as the case may be, of that unloaded hourly rate.

(iii) Where a “negotiated rate” is applicable in terms of subclause

(xii) of clause 3, Definitions the method set out in subclause (ii) of this clause shall be adopted for the calculation of overtime penalty additions in relation to such negotiated rate.

8. Time of Rehearsal
(i) On a day in which no performance is given:

(a) Rehearsals shall be held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. with an unpaid interval of one hour for lunch clear of dressing, undressing, making-up or other work. The interval shall be given between the hours of 12 noon and 3 p.m.

(b) If a rehearsal session is scheduled to exceed two hours there shall be rest break of ten minutes given during the session. Such break shall be treated as time worked.

(c) Rehearsals may not exceed eight ordinary hours in any one day.

(d) All rehearsal time worked in excess of eight hours on any one day shall be paid for at the rate of time and one-half for the first two hours and double time thereafter of the rates prescribed in Item 2 of Table 2 – Other Rates and Allowances of Part B.

(ii) On a day in which a performance is given:

(a) On a day in which a performance is to be given the rehearsal may not exceed four hours in length.

(b) Where it is necessary that a rehearsal call exceeds four hours, overtime shall be paid at the rate of time and one-half for the first two hours and double time thereafter.

(c) If a rehearsal session is scheduled to exceed two hours there shall be a rest break of 10 minutes given during the session. Such break shall be treated as time worked.

(d) There shall be a break of two hours between the conclusion of rehearsal and the commencement of performance. Such break shall be in the employee’s time.

(iii) Where the breaks mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of subclause (i) and paragraphs (c) and (d) of subclause (ii) of this clause are curtailed, overtime at the rate of time and one- half shall be paid for each fifteen minutes or part thereof by which each break is curtailed.

9. Wages – Method of Payment
(i) By agreement wages shall be paid by the employer in one of the following ways:

(a) Wages shall be paid in cash within fifteen minutes of the conclusion of the final performance on any one night.

(b) Wages shall be paid by cheque to be presented for immediate payment at the place of performance.

(c) Wages shall be paid by cheque made out to the employee to be provided to the employee within fifteen minutes of the conclusion of the performance.

(d) Wages shall be paid by cheque made out to the employee to be posted to the employee’s address or agent’s address as determined by the parties in the Standard Contract.

(e) Wages shall be paid by cheque and made out to the agent’s trust account to be posted to the agent’s address.

(f) Wages shall be paid by electronic funds transfer directly into the employee’s bank account on the next bank trading day after the performance.

(ii) In the case of payment made under paragraphs (a), (b) or (c) of subclause (i) of this clause where payment is not made within fifteen minutes of the conclusion of an appearance, overtime shall be paid until payment is made providing, that the employee does not leave the premises.

(iii) The Secretary Manager or responsible officer of the club shall be responsible for ensuring that payment is made.

(iv) The artist shall receive his/her fee in full and the payment of fees to venue consultants shall be a separate arrangement between the venue and the venue consultant.

(v) Payment shall be delivered to the artist in his/her dressing room area set aside for the purpose.

10. Time and Payments Record
The following record shall be kept for the engagement of artists:
Name of club: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Name of performer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classification: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Date worked: . . . . . Arrival time: . . . . . . . . . . .
Call from: . . . . . To: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Payment PAYE Tax Net Payment Payment
TimeSignature (if any)
All components to be shown as applicable $ . . . . .
Fee $ . . . . .
Rehearsal $. . . . .
Annual Hols $ . . . . .
*Overtime $ . . . . .
Other $ . . . . $ . . . $ . . . . . $ . . . . . $ . . . .

Total
All columns shall be completed and the record signed by the artist upon payment being made and countersigned by the Club’s Representative. The Time and Payments Record shall be in duplicate and a copy handed to the employee at the time of payment.

*See clause 7, Overtime.

11. Sundays and Public Holidays
(i) Performances: Time worked on Sundays and/or gazetted public holidays shall be paid for at not less than double the appropriate “per performance” rate set out in Table 1 – Rates of Pay of Part B, Monetary Rates.

(ii) Time worked in excess of three hours shall be paid for at one-third per hour of the rate set out in subclause (i) of this clause, with a minimum payment as for half an hour worked.

(iii) Rehearsal: An employee shall be paid double the prescribed hourly rehearsal rate with a minimum payment as for four hours worked for any rehearsal carried out on Sunday or a gazetted public holiday.

(iv) If an employee is required by the employer to travel on a Sunday or a public holiday, the employee shall, unless paid in pursuance of subclause (i) or (ii) of this clause for working on the said Sunday or public holiday, be paid as a minimum the prescribed award performance rate for every three hours or part there of spent in such travel.

12. Travelling
(i) (a) Artists residing in Sydney engaged for a performance at a club more than one hundred kilometres distant from Sydney G.P.O., shall be provided as a minimum, with an economy class return air fare.

(b) Where no flight is available, transport shall be by air- conditioned coach or first class rail.

(ii) Where an employee requests and the employer agrees, that he makes his way to a working venue and journeys by car, he shall be paid by the employer an allowance equal to the money that would have been paid by the employer on his travelling by the form of transport required by paragraph (a) or (b) of subclause (i) of this clause.

(iii) An artist shall, when travelling at night by rail, be provided with sleeping accommodation. Should sleeping accommodation not be available the employee shall be paid in cash the difference between the standard provided and first class sleeping accommodation.

(iv) Where an employee is required to make his own way to a venue in excess of fifty kilometres but less than one hundred kilometres from the G.P.O. in the artist’s city or town of residence, he shall be paid an allowance per kilometre for petrol and motor vehicle wear as set out in Item 6 of Table 2 – Other Rates and Allowances of Part B, Monetary Rates.

(v) Should the total reasonable and necessary time of an employee’s absence from his home town, including the time occupied in the outward and return journey to and from the venue of employment exceed twenty-four hours, such employee shall be paid, in addition to the applicable rate, one-half of the casual rates provided by clause 4, Rates of Pay for each period of twelve hours or part thereof of such excess, in addition to the provision of lodging meals.

(vi) Travelling Allowances: When an artist is required to stay overnight away from his normal place of residence he shall be provided with satisfactory accommodation and meals of a standard satisfactory to the artist. For the purpose of this clause satisfactory accommodation shall be defined as suitable single room accommodation of modern motel standard. Provided that:

(a) In default of providing accommodation the employer shall pay to the employee an amount as set out in Item 1 of Table 2 for each night he is obliged to remain overnight in any place other than his usual abode, and in default of providing satisfactory meals the employer shall pay an amount also set out in the said Item 1, for each meal.

(b) Where an artist is not required to stay overnight from his normal place of residence but is required to travel outside his town or city of residence to or from the place of engagement during normal meal times he shall be paid an amount also set out in the said Item 1, for each meal.

13. Publicity
(i) An employee shall provide a photograph or poster to the employer at least ten days prior to the day of appearance except in the case where an artist is booked with less than ten days’ notice. The employer shall display such photograph or poster in a prominent position.

(ii) Where written publicity material is provided, the employer shall not alter its text without first obtaining the permission of the artist.

(iii) All featured artists shall receive at least twenty-five per cent billing in all club displays and internal advertising for entertainment purposes.

(iv) If an employer requires additional publicity other than that provided for in subclause (i) of this clause and requests an employee to attend a publicity call for the purpose of wardrobe, photographic or other publicity, such a call shall be carried out only at the club where the employee is engaged to appear. The maximum length of time for such a call shall be two hours and the minimum payment for such a call shall be 2/3 of the appropriate rate set out in clause 4, Rates of Pay.

14. Auditions
(i) The engagement shall not be deemed to have commenced until after an audition if such is required by the employer and an employee shall not be entitled to any payment until he is definitely engaged except as prescribed in subclause (iii) of this clause.

(ii) Auditions shall not be paid for unless the number there of requested exceeds three in any period of twenty-eight days.

(iii) For each audition in excess of three in any period of twenty- eight days the employee shall be paid at the performance rate prescribed by this award.

(iv) Auditions shall not be held in public.

15. Wardrobe and Make-up
(i) Artists engaged to perform at/under the artistic direction of the employer or his agent, e.g. artistic director or producer, shall be provided with, or reimbursed for the purchase of additional make-up, costuming, props and footwear as required by the employer for the performance.

(ii) In accordance with industry practice, acts engaged to perform “as known” shall provide their own make-up, costuming, props and footwear.

16. Annual Leave
See Annual Holidays Act 1944.

17. Workers’ Compensation
The employer shall be responsible for insuring all employees covered by this award under the provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act 1987 (N.S.W.).

18. Access for Union Representatives
Access for union representative to workplaces for the purpose of meeting with employees and investigating suspected breaches shall be in accordance with section 733 of the Industrial Relations Act 1991.

19. Notices
A representative of the union may display union notices and a copy of this award in a place as agreed between the club’s responsible officer and the union in each club in which employees are performing or rehearsing.

20. Provision of Facilities
(i) The following facilities shall be provided for use of performers:

(a) Hanging space for each employee’s costumes consisting of a rod and hangers.

(b) A bench, illuminated mirror and chair.

(c) Washing facilities with hot and cold water.

(d) Tea and coffee making facilities or provision thereof.

(ii) The following facilities shall so far as practicable be provided for the use of performers:

(a) A dressing room area, divided into male and female section, for the exclusive use of performers (on entertainment evenings). That is, dressing rooms shall be free from all stores, spare seating, indoor sporting equipment etc., at the time performers are in attendance.

(b) Lockable lockers for each performer or access to the dressing room as a whole shall be barred except to the performers and duty manager.

(c) Access to backstage areas from other than the auditorium.

(d) Parking for each performer nearest to the means of access to stage facilities.

(iii) No exemption from the requirements of subclause (ii) of this clause shall be granted in relation to the entertainment facilities of the design of which has been commissioned after the date of the implementation of this award.

(iv) For the purposes of this clause, performer is defined as all employees in the classifications appearing in clause 4, Rates of Pay, with the exception of bingo callers and assistant bingo callers, provided that so far as is practicable bingo callers shall be provided with access to a dressing room or other staff area for preparatory duties security for personal belongings, tea and coffee facilities, parking facilities, and other facilities set out in subclauses (i) and (ii) of this clause as necessary and practicable.

21. Grievance Procedure
(i) Where an individual or group covered by this award has a grievance with the employer, the following steps will be followed in an attempt to alleviate the grievance.

(a) The employee(s) may be represented by his or her union.

(b) The employee(s) will notify (in writing or otherwise) to the employer as to the substance of the grievance, request a meeting with the employer for bilateral discussions and an outline of the remedy sought.

(c) The grievance will, initially, be dealt with as close to its source as possible i.e., with the Entertainment Manager or equivalent.

(d) If resolution at this level is unsuccessful, there will be graduated steps for further discussion and resolution at higher levels of authority, i.e., Secretary Manager.

(e) Reasonable time limits are to be allowed for discussion at each level of authority.

 (f) Following discussions, the employer must provide a response to the employee’s grievance, if the matter has not been resolved, including reasons for not implementing any proposed remedy.

(g) Normal work will continue whilst the grievance procedure is being followed.

 (h) When discussions with all levels of authority have failed to resolve the grievance, either party may, at this stage, seek the assistance of the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales to resolve the grievance.

(ii) Disputes Avoidance Procedure

(a) The employer may be represented by an industrial organisation of employers and the employees may be represented by an industrial organisation of employees.

(b) A question, dispute or difficulty must initially be dealt with as close to its source as possible, with graduated steps for further discussion and resolution at higher levels of authority.

 (c) Reasonable time limits are to be allowed for discussion at each level of authority.

(d) Whilst the disputes avoidance procedure is being followed, normal work must continue.

(e) If the dispute in question is not resolved it shall be referred to the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales for determination.

 22. Superannuation

 Definitions

 (i) For the purpose of this clause, “negotiated performance fee” refers to the salary as negotiated for the engagement including the casual loading provided for under this award but excluding any allowances such as overtime, travel, meals, or wardrobe allowances and the like.

 (ii) Subject to section 180 of the New South Wales Industrial Relations Act 1991, for the purpose of this clause, and unless the employee works solely in the club industry and for specific clubs “the applicable fund” shall be the “Joint Entertainment Superannuation Trust”. In the case of an employee who works solely in the club industry and for one specific club “Club Plus” shall be the applicable fund.

 (iii) For the purpose of this clause, the “Joint Entertainment Superannuation Trust” “(JEST)” shall mean the fund established by the Joint Entertainment Superannuation Trust Deed, which complies with the Australian Government’s Operational Standards for Occupational Superannuation Funds.

(iv) For the purpose of this clause, “Club Plus” shall mean the fund established by the Club Plus Superannuation Trust Deed, which complies with the Australian Government’s Operational Standard for Occupational Superannuation Funds.

Payment

(v) In addition to all other payments provided for under this award the employer shall subject to this clause, make a superannuation contribution on behalf of the performer of an amount equivalent to 3% of the performer’s negotiated performance fee provided that this requirement shall not apply to:

(a) Artist performing within Australia who are normally resident outside Australia;

 (b) Juvenile performers, except where the junior performer is engaged on a contract of twelve weeks or longer or has been employed in the entertainment industry for a minimum of six professional engagements or a minimum of thirty days.

Fund Membership

 (vi) (a) An employer covered by this clause, at the time of engagement, must establish whether the employee is a member of the applicable superannuation scheme.

 (b) If the employee shows no proof of such membership, the employee shall be required to properly complete the necessary application form to become a member of the Fund in order to be entitled to the contributions prescribed in paragraph (a) of this subclause. The employer shall provide the employee with appropriate explanatory material.

 (c) Where a contribution is made as prescribed in subclause (v) of this clause, the employer shall forward to the relevant fund administrator the contribution, the name of the employee on whose behalf the contribution is made and the Superannuation Fund number of the employee, or the completed application form.

 (d) The superannuation contribution shall be paid no later than thirty days following engagement. 

23. Area, Incidence and Duration
(i) This award rescinds and replaces the Club Industry (Variety Artists) (State) Award published 28 October 1987 and reprinted 2 August 1991 and all variations thereof. It shall apply to all employees of the classification mentioned in clause 4, Rates of Pay, engaged on a casual basis for work in the Registered and Licensed Clubs in the State of New South Wales excluding:

(a) The County of Yancowinna;
(b) Employee engaged on a weekly basis in accordance with the provisions of the Actors, &c. (State) Award, and also excluding;
(c) Bingo and assistant bingo callers engaged in a club with twenty- five or less operating poker machines in locations beyond the following radii

(1) 75 kilometres of G.P.O. Sydney, or Newcastle or Wollongong,
(2) 40 kilometres of main post office Tweed Heads.
(ii) FOR EFFECTIVE DATE PLEASE REFER TO SCHEDULE OF AWARD AND VARIATIONS TABLE.

PART B

MONETARY RATES

Adult Basic Wage: $121.40 per week

Table 1 – Rates of Pay
Classification Minimum Supplementary Per Rate Payment Performance $ $ $

Speciality Artiste – Solo 88.33 1.84 90.17

Duo 82.91 1.84 84.75

Trio 80.18 1.84 82.02

Quartet in an act or more than four artists 77.25 1.84 79.09

Variety Artist 82.92 1.84 84.76

 Vocalist 80.18 1.84 82.02

 Ballet or Chorus – employee engaged therein 60.32 1.84 62.16

Skaters – Solo, Duo or Speciality Artist 63.01 1.84 64.85

Employee engaged only in a skating ensemble 60.32 1.84 62.16

Bingo Caller – Supplying equipment 101.17 1.84 103.01

Not supplying equipment 82.92 1.84 84.76

Assistant Bingo Caller 59.73 1.84 61.57

Disc Jockey – Supplying equipment 119.43 1.84 121.27

Not supplying equipment 82.92 1.84 84.76

Table 2 – Other Rates and Allowances

Item Clause Brief Description Amount No. No. $

1. 12(vi)(a) Travelling Allowance for each night away from usual abode: Accommodation Allowance 64.10 per night. Meal Allowance for nights away 10.10 per meal

12(vi)(b) Required to travel to place of engagement during normal meal times 10.10 per meal

2 . 4(iii) Rehearsal Allowance (per hour) 13.31

3 4(iv)(a) Loading Allowance – extra non- 23.41 per performance duties performance

4 4(iv)(b) Nude or Semi-nude Allowance 11.70 per performance

5 4(iv)(c) Character Costume Allowance 11.70 per performance

6 12(iv) Petrol or Motor Vehicle Wear 0.40 per Allowance kilometre

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