Industrial Action FAQ

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How is Strike Deduction calculated for Employees?

How should Strike Deduction appear on Payslips and SUE Reports?

What happens if a School did not return their Industrial Action spreadsheet to Education Payroll?

What if I want to make changes to spreadsheets already provided?

What if an employee participated in Industrial Action who was not covered by the Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement or Primary Principals' Collective Agreement?

Strike Deduction, SUE Reports and Payslips

Education Payroll will process strike deductions based on the information supplied in the Industrial Action Spreadsheet that was returned by schools. The method for how the deductions have been calculated, how they will be processed, and how they will appear on SUE reports and Payslips are outlined below, with examples.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact your Payroll Adviser.

How is Strike Deduction calculated for Employees?

All employees have their annual salary and allowances broken down into an hourly rate over a 40 hour week (annual rate divided by 365 for the daily rate, then divided by 8 for the hourly rate).

Full-time teachers will have a day's Strike leave booked, and hence 8 hours salary and allowances due deducted.

For part-time teachers, the hours specified within the Return have been deducted. This will be processed as>

  • Non-paying Leave Booking where the employee's Strike Hours are less than average hours or

  • Negative timesheet where strike hours confirmed by the school in the Return are greater from the average rostered hours for that day.

How will Strike Deduction appear on Payslips and SUE reports?

The above deduction methods will be displayed differently within Payslips and SUE Reports. These are explained below.

Payslip examples:

Example 1 - Full-Time Teacher

An example of a payslip for a full-time employee who participated in the strike is shown below, where the employee does not receive any pay for 15 August.

Example 2 - Part-Time Teacher where Strike Hours is less than Average Hours

In the example below, the Return provided by the school specified that the employee's Strike hours as 3.

For fortnightly pay purposes the employee has been set up at FTTE of 40%. This equates to 3.2 hours (8 hours * 40%).

Therefore, a partial leave booking will be processed and the payslip will be displayed as follows:

Example 3 - Part-Time Teacher where Strike Hours is greater than Average Hours

In the example below, the Return provided by the school specified that the employee's Strike hours as 5.

For fortnightly pay purposes the employee has been set up at FTTE of 60%. This equates to 4.8 hours (8 hours * 60%).

As the employee's Strike Hours are greater than the average hours, a deduction to salary has been processed. Where the employee has Allowances or multiple funding sources, multiple adjustments are required. This results in multiple deductions as below.

The timesheet deductions incorrectly inflates the strike days. This is repeated for each Salary / Allowance / Funding adjustment made.
Please note that the deductions for Strike still remains correct as calculated as follows:

5 Hours Salary = (59,621 Annual Salary /365 days) / 8 hours per day * 5 hours Strike = 102.09

5 Hours Allowance = (4,000 Annual value /365 days) / 8 hours per day * 5 hours Strike = 6.85


SUE Report examples: (Please click on image for an enlarged view)

Example 1 - Full-Time Teacher

SUE report extract in respect of a full-time employee on strike:


Example 2 - Part-Time Teacher where Strike Hours is less than Average Hours

SUE report extract in respect of a part-time employee where Strike Hours are less than average work hours:


Example 3 - Part-Time Teacher where Strike Hours is greater than Average Hours

SUE report extract in respect of a part-time employee where Strike Hours are less than average work hours is below.

The multiple adjustments results in the incorrect display of Units, even though the $ deduction amount remains correct.


What happens if a school did not return their Industrial Action spreadsheet to Education Payroll?

Where a school had not provided a spreadsheet as at Thursday 23 August 3pm, a Strike Leave booking has been loaded for all full-time employees.

What if I want to make changes to spreadsheets already provided?

If you wish to make any other changes or have any further concerns about the information you submitted, please contact your Payroll Adviser.

What if an employee participated in Industrial Action who was not covered by the Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement or Primary Principals' Collective Agreement?

If an employee who was on an IEA or part of the Non-Primary sector chose to strike, you need to submit a Leave Without Pay (LWOP) deduction.

If you indicated on your spreadsheet that any other employee participated in the strike, you still need to submit a LWOP deduction.