Extensive variation to 9 Modern Awards – Operative from 29 May 2020

The Fair Work Commission has extensively varied the following Tranche 2 awards as a result of the Commission’s 4-yearly review of modern awards.   The variations conclude technical and drafting matters to the following awards:

  • Clerks – Private Sector Award
  • Contract Call Centres Award
  • Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award
  • Hospitality Industry (General) Award
  • Local Government Industry Award
  • Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award*
  • Rail Industry Award
  • Restaurant Industry Award
  • Vehicle Repair, Services and Retail Award*

*Importantly, vehicle manufacturing employers and employees will now be covered by the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award.

Any outstanding substantive or common issues claims to Tranche 2 Awards not yet determined will be finalised by subsequent variation determinations.

A full list of modern awards can be accessed on the Fair Work Commission’s website here.

Employers are encouraged to contact Aitken Legal for assistance to help understand changes to their awards and to ensure the business remains compliant with minimum award terms and conditions.

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