Annual wage review for Modern Awards

By on June 26, 2012

Fair Work Australia (FWA) has handed down its 2012 Annual Wage Review Decision. GAVIN MOREIRA, Administration Officer, CMPA reports on the changes to wage rates and allowances.

IT’S the start of a new financial year; please ensure your employee wages and allowances have been updated.

Fair Work Australia’s 2012 annual wage review, which takes effect on the first full pay period on or aft er the 1st July 2012 has delivered an increase to the Modern Award weekly rate of 2.9%.

Be aware that the new minimum wage rates payable under all Modern Awards have been updated. This includes the Quarrying Award 2010, Premixed Concrete Award 2010 and the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010 just to name a few.

Please see the table (above) for new minimum wage rates payable under the Quarrying Award 2010 together with a comparison with last year’s rates.

A full-time employee must be paid a minimum weekly rate for their classification as set out in the table.

The following allowances need to be adjusted to take into account the new weekly rates.

  • Leading hand/in charge of plant
    • In charge of plant (2.18% of the standard rate per week)
    • In charge of less than 3 employees (2.18% of the standard rate per week)
    • In charge of 3 to 6 employees (3.04% of the standard rate per week)
    • In charge of 6 to 10 employees (3.78% of the standard rate per week)
    • In charge of more than 10 employees (6.0% of the standard rate per week)
  • Industry allowance – 3.25% of standard rate per week
  • First aid – 1.9% of standard rate per week
  • Use of own vehicle – $0.75 per kilometre
  • Payment for wet weather – if too wet for normal duties, paid for all time lost
  • Protective clothing – up to 2 pairs of overalls and safety boots, demonstrated costs of laundering and reimbursed cost of tools and appliances
  • Overtime – work outside of the normal daily working hours will be paid at time and half for first 2 hours and double time beyond that.

To obtain a copy of the Quarry Award please visit the Fair Work Australia website www.fwa.gov.au and download a pdf copy

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