WACSSO recently sought and published legal advice and gathered information from the Fairwork Ombudsman regarding pay rates for Public schools. This advice stated:
“The activities of a school canteen are generally consistent with the definition of the fast food industry as defined in clause 3.1 of the Fast Food Award.
The Fast Food Industry Award 2010 (MA000003) is the most appropriate modern award for employees of a school canteen under a formal leasing agreement.”
Due to the diversity of P&C’s and their school community, canteen staff may be paid under the State or Federal Award. You are encouraged to contact the Department of Commerce and Wageline on 1300 655 266; and Fairwork to determine what you employer obligations are.
We also encourage you to look at the employment resources on the WASCA website including interview questions, staff review template, job description template and canteen report to the parent body template.