Annual Wage Review for Modern Awards

By on August 4, 2023

GAVIN MOREIRA, Members Services Manager for the CMPA reports on the Annual Wage Review.

Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down its 2023 Annual Wage Review Decision. The 2023/24 financial year is well under way; please ensure your employee wages and allowances have been updated. Fair Work Commission’s 2023 annual wage review, which took effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1 July 2023, has delivered an increase to the Modern Award weekly rate of 5.75%.

Most Modern Award allowances have also increased either as part of the minimum wage increase or based upon the relevant consumer price index (CPI) sub-category. The wage rates as published reflect the increase to the Modern Award wage rates.

Please see the table for new minimum wage rates payable under the Cement, Lime and Quarrying Award 2010 and 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 below:

The industry disability allowance is included in the above rates.

The following allowances need to be adjusted to take into account the new weekly rates.
• Industry disability allowance $ 31.39 per week
• Leading hand/in charge of:

• First aid – $18.24 of standard rate per week
• Use of own vehicle – $0.95 per kilometer
• Meal expense – $16.71

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

The CMPA is a Member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) and as a CMPA Member you can gain access to further Workplace Relations advice by also joining.

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