Awards Rates

    Awards Rates

    On 19 June 2020, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision to increase Award rates of pay by 1,75%.

    The operative date of the increase in the new Award rates of pay for Picture Framing , (manufacturing employees), is applicable from the beginning of the first period to commence on or after 1 November 2020.

    A copy of the New Award Rates of pay for Picture Framing , (manufacturing) employees, will be forwarded to PFGA members prior to 1 November 2020.

    The operative date of the increase in the new Award rates of pay for Picture Framing , (retail employees), is applicable from the beginning of the first period to commence on or after 1 February 2021.

    A copy of the New Award Rates of pay for Picture Framing , (manufacturing) employees, will be forwarded to PFGA members prior to 1 February 2021.

    Picture Framers are advised to check on which day of the week the pay period commences as to when the increase will be applicable.

    Award rates have been increased by 1.75% for all adult employees, juniors and apprentices. Award allowances will also be increased.

    Employees must be paid at least the new Award rate of pay for their respective classification, even if the employee is employed on an Australian Workplace Agreement, ITEA, Collective Agreement or Enterprise Agreement.

    Picture Framers are advised to compare the new Award rates of pay for all employees with their current weekly payments and make any necessary adjustments.

    Rates of Pay and Classifications/Skill levels

    To ensure employees are both correctly classified and paid accordingly, Picture Framers are asked to:-

    Compare the employee’s current duties with those that are detailed in the Award’s classification or skill level descriptors.

    Once determining the relevant grade or classification or skill level for the employee, then simply compare the employee’s rate of pay with the Award prescribed rate of pay.

    These increases are fully absorbable against all existing over award payments, including payments made by certified agreements.

    Members requiring assistance or further information are invited to contact Executive Officer, Neil Craven on 0419 500 609.

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