The Annual Wage Review 2019-20 listed 3 operative dates in which the 1.75% wage increase would take effect, with the operative dates categorised by industries who were least affected to most affected by the pandemic.
The operative date for Group 2 awards is 1 November 2020, with the 1.75% increase applying on or from the first full pay period after this date.
ER Strategies has finalised easy-to-read wage schedules for common Group 2 awards covering ER Strategies’ clients which are now available for download on Online HR for our existing clients, or for free via our website for ER Essentials subscribers.
Existing Clients: Click here to login to Online HR
ER Essentials Subscribers: Click here for your free download of specific Group 2 Wage Schedules.
Existing clients of ER Strategies can contact the team on 1300 55 66 37 if they require assistance accessing Online HR.
The modern awards in Group 2 cover industry sectors adversely impacted by the pandemic, but not to the same extent as the sectors covered by the Group 3 awards.
Key Group 2 Awards for ER Strategies clients:
- Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010
- Clerks—Private Sector Award 2020
- Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award 2010
- Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award 2010
- Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2020
- Meat Industry Award 2020
- Miscellaneous Award 2020
- Real Estate Industry Award 2020
- Security Services Award 2020
If you are unsure about whether this increase applies to your employees, or if you are covered by an enterprise agreement, existing clients of ER Strategies can contact us on 1300 55 66 37. Non-clients with questions relating to the annual wage review or the wage schedules can also contact us on 1300 55 66 37 to discuss how we can best assist your business.
Group 3 – Annual Wage Review 2019-20
The operative date for the third and final group of awards (Group 3) is 1 February 2021. ER Strategies will ensure wage schedules are made available for common awards in this group prior to this date.
For a full list of which modern awards are included in each award group, please click here and review page 14 onward.