Industrial relations

Wage rates for workers covered by the Sugar Industry Award 2020

Following the annual wage rate review 2021, the Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.5% increase to minimum wages. This will apply to all award wages, with the award increase be staggered in three stages.

The Sugar Industry Award 2020 has been classified as Group 1 and therefore new wage rates will be operative from 1 July 2021.

The current pay guide for the Sugar Industry Award can be found at this link Sugar Industry Award 2021 Pay Guide.

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 3
Casual – Field work   page 13
Casual – Field work – Single contract hourly rate page 14
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 a template contract of employment.

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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