Proposed AFL Grand Final Eve Public Holiday
Members are reminded that as a result of concerns raised over the decision of the AFL to move the 2015 Grand Final, parties to Industry EBA 2011-2015 may wish to reschedule the RDOs occurring in September/October 2015 so as to ensure a reasonable spread of productive working days and RDOs, whilst keeping an RDO adjacent to the Grand Final.
One solution is to move the 7 September RDO to 14 September; the 28 September RDO to 5 October; and 12 October RDO to 19 October.
Those wishing to reschedule the September/October 2015 RDOs are encouraged to use clause 36.5.5 of Industry EBA 2011-2015 to formally reach agreement to move the RDOs in question.
Update: Proposed AFL Grand Final Eve Public Holiday
The Andrews Government’s proposed public holiday on the Friday before the AFL Grand Final is yet to be gazetted.
A decision on whether this day will be a public holiday this year, or at all, is likely to occur soon, following the release of the Regulatory Impact Statement last month and the closing of public submissions on the matter on 5 August.
Should the public holiday be gazetted for 2015, it would occur on Friday, 2 October.
Master Builders will keep members informed of developments.