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4 yearly review of Modern Awards

Modern Awards extensively varied.
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4 yearly review of Modern Awards

4 yearly review of Modern Awards

11 December 2020

As a result of the 4 yearly review of modern awards, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (‘Commission’) is significantly varying existing awards primarily to address technical and drafting matters. These varied awards will have the year ‘2020’ in their title, reflect the amendments determined by the Commission and most notably include summaries of the hourly rates of pay and monetary allowances in the schedules of the awards.

So far, the varied awards in Tranche 1 came into effect from 4 February 2020, and the varied awards in Tranche 2 were divided into smaller groups which came into effect from 13 April, 4 May and 29 May 2020. The awards in Tranche 3 were also divided into smaller groups some of which have come into effect and others in the near future.


Tranche 3 Awards that have come into effect

The below ‘2020 awards’ came into operation from the start of the first full pay period on or after (‘ffppooa’) 18 June 2020.
  • Aircraft Cabin Crew Award
  • Amusement, Events and Recreation Award
  • Business Equipment Award
  • Dredging Industry Award
  • Health Professionals and Support Services Award
  • Horse and Greyhound Training Award
  • Journalists Published Media Award
  • Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award
  • Marine Towage Award
  • Miscellaneous Award
  • Pest Control Industry Award
  • Pharmacy Industry Award
  • Ports, Harbours and Enclosed Water Vessels Award
  • Professional Employees Award
  • Seagoing Industry Award
  • Security Services Industry Award
  • Sugar Industry Award
  • Supported Employment Services Award

The below ‘2020 awards’ came into operation from the start of the ffppooa 1 October 2020.
  • Educational Services (Teachers) Award
  • General Retail Industry Award

Both awards have had further amendments made to them.

The below ‘2020 awards’ came into operation from the start of the ffppooa 6 November 2020.
  • Pastoral Award
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Award

Both awards have had further amendments made to them.

The below ‘2020 awards’ came into operation from the start of the ffppooa 13 November 2020.
  • Broadcasting, Recorded Entertainment and Cinemas Award
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award
  • Fitness Industry Award
  • Funeral Industry Award
  • Horticulture Award
  • Live Performance Award
  • Racing Clubs Events Award
  • Telecommunications Services Award
  • Timber Industry Award
  • Wine Industry Award

View the decision in full.

The below ‘2020 awards’ comes into operation from the start of the ffppooa 11 December 2020.
  • Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award
  • Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award

In addition to several outstanding issues relating to the both of these awards, separate determinations regarding the overtime for casuals matter (AM2017/51) and adjustment to the expense related allowances have also been incorporated into these awards.

View the decision in full.

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