Industrial relations

Wage rates for workers covered by Sugar Industry Award 2020

The Fair Work Commission have released the Annual Wage Review and due to the exceptional circumstances relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has determined varying modern award minimum wages to be operative from different dates for different groups.  

Agriculture has been classified as Group 2 and therefore the Sugar Industry Award 2020, new wage rates will be operative from 1 November 2020.

The current pay guide for the Sugar Industry Award can be found at this link: Sugar Industry Award 2020 Pay Guide. Pay rates for this award apply from 01 November 2020.

To assist finding the applicable wage rates, the following page references are noted:

Pay Guide – Sugar Industry Award 2020 [MA000087]  
Reference Table - Rates of Pay Page number
Adult  
Full-time & Part-time – Field work page 2-3
Full-time & Part-time – Field work – Single contract hourly rate page 4
Casual – Field work   page 14
Casual – Field work – Single contract hourly rate page 15
Junior  
Full-time & Part-time – Field work page 26
Full-time & Part-time – Field work – Single contract hourly rate page 26
Casual – Field work page 29
Casual – Field work – Single contract hourly rate page 29

 

For a full copy of the Sugar Industry Award 2020 please follow this link: Sugar Industry Award 2020.

Members may contact their local CANEGROWERS office for a copy of the contract of employment templates.

Other matters

With the move to the Federal Industrial system under Fair Work in 2010, the future need of an industrial arm of CANEGROWERS namely Queensland Cane Growers’ Association Union of Employers had been under review for some time. The union voted to deregister, followed procedure to do so and on 30 October 2020 the Full Bench of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission made the order that Queensland Cane Growers’ Association Union of Employers is deregistered. This brings an end to the oldest employer organisation in this jurisdiction having first been registered on 13 August 1926.

CANEGROWERS itself as a peak body has some appearance rights in the Federal Fair Work Commission. For Industrial Relations information, questions or assistance please phone CANEGROWERS or email info@canegrowers.com.au.

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