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Change to Aged Care Award

On 27 July 2020 the FWC issued a decision with regard to the payment of wages on termination clause in the Aged Care Award 2010 (the Award). Previously, employers were obligated to pay all wages and money owed to the employee on the last day of employment. Clause 17.3 of the Award now provides that…

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Reminder: SCHADS Award Casual Rates Increase

5 June 2020 IN BRIEF: From the first full pay period on or after 1 July, casuals working overtime, weekends and public holidays under the SCHADS Award will receive pay increases. Casuals working overtime, weekends and public holidays will soon receive significant pay increases due to upcoming changes to the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability…

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Hospitality Award Varied to Provide Additional Flexibility

25 March 2020 Many CCER members are encountering workforce issues as their operations are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting public health orders by State and Federal Governments.  Those members with staff covered by the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 should note that the Award has been temporarily varied to provide employers and…

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Long Road Ahead For Gender Equality


4 March 2020 International Women’s day  was an opportune time to acknowledge the significant progress made in recent decades towards gender equality  ̶̶̶̶̶­­­­  particularly in education, health and female participation in the workplace.     In many of today’s economies, women are more educated and employed than ever and in part, we can thank changing…

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