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Category: Retail Wages News

1.75% Pay Rise Delayed Until February 2021

Today the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down the Annual Wage Review decision. The SDA, along with the ACTU, made strong submissions arguing for a substantial pay increase as part of the review, while employer lobby groups argued for a minimal or no increase at all. A 1.75% increase for the Retail Awards. Generally, pay…

Increases to casual penalty rates from 1 March 2020

From 1 March 2020, penalty rates under the Retail Award for casuals are increasing for work after 6pm Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays. These improvements, which were introduced in 2018, will continue to be phased in over the next 12 months. From 1 March 2020 the following changes to penalty rates for…

Increases to casual penalty rates from 1 October 2019

From 1 October 2019, penalty rates under the Retail Award for casuals are increasing for work after 6pm Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays. These improvements are being phased in from 2018 through to 2021. From 1 October 2019 the following penalty rates for casual workers will increase to: After 6pm Monday to…

What are the changes to retail penalty rates on 1 July?

Third round of Sunday penalty rate cuts to take effect on 1 July 2019. Sunday penalty rates in the General Retail Industry Award will be reduced on 1 July 2019. These changes are as a result of the Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce penalty rates in 2017. From 1 July 2019 Sunday penalty rates…

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