The new industrial awards covering Commercial Radio commenced on 1 January 2010. Copies of the 3 main awards impacting the industry are below - see award links (in green bold):
For Clerical Award rates, members are advised to contact CRA for assistance. The actual award rate applicable during the modern awards transition period (up to July 2014) will depend on an assessment of what the applicable classification is under the Clerical Private Sector Award 2010.
Broadcasting & Recorded Entertainment Award 2010 - replaces the 3 main Commercial radio awards for announcers, journalists and technical staff.
Commercial Sales Award 2010 - covers radio sales reps & executives in all states and territories. This replaces the previous Commercial Sales Award in Victoria.
Clerks Private Sector Award 2010 - replaces all previous state clercial awards
Australian Fair Work has decided to increase the Federal Minimum Wage and Award minimum rates in 2012. An increase of 2.9% per week has been applied to the Federal Minimum Wage and to minimum wage rates in all Federal Awards, including those applying to commercial radio.
The Federal Minimum Wage has been set at $606.40 per week for a full time employee or $15.96 per hour.
The minimum casual rate (which includes a 23% (transitional) casual loading) is now $19.63 per hour.
This decision took affect from from 1 July 2012.
Please open Management Circular 01/2012 - 2012 Minimum Wages Review for latest award rates for the :
- Broadcasting & Recorded Entertainment Award 2010, and
- Commercial Sales Award 2010.
- Clerks Private Sector Award 2010
Non-award employees, including management employees, are covered by the National Employment Standards and the Federal Minimum Wage.
The National Employment Standards cover 10 basic entitlements, including minimum rates of pay and casual loading; hours of work; annual leave; personal leave; and unpaid parental leave, redundancy and termination, request for flexible work arrnagements, community service leave & Fair Work Information statement . Click to view National Employment Standards.
For more information contact David Fuller on 02 9281 6577 or email@example.com.
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