NEWS & EVENTS

  • Newsletter – June 2024
    On Monday, 3 June 2024, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision increasing Award rates of pay for Picture Framers and retail employees by 3.75%, operative from 1 July 2024.” “Superannuation contributions to be increased to 11.5%, operative from 1 July 2024.
  • EVENT – UNDERSTANDING PICTURE FRAMING STANDARDS
    Dear Member, PICTURE FRAMING INFORMATION EVENING The PFGA invites you to participate in a Zoom meeting to be held on Wednesday, 15 May 2024, commencing at 7.00pm (Victorian, NSW, and ACT); 6.00 in Qld, 6.30pm in SA and NT and 4.00pm in WA It is anticipated that the meeting will […]
  • NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2023
    On Friday 2 June 2023, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision increasing Award Rates of Pay. The increase in Award rate of pay apply to employees who are currently paid under the Timber Industry Award 2020 and also the General Retail Industry Award 2020...
  • The Picture Framing Apprenticeship is now on the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List
      The Picture Framers Guild of Australia welcomes and applauds the decision by the Federal Skills Minister, Brendon O’Connor to include the Picture Framing Apprenticeship on the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List. This decision means that there are now wage subsidies provided to  Picture Framing employers of 10% in the first […]
  • Newsletter – December 2022
    NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2022 Dear PFGA Member, MEMBER INFORMATION MEETINGS On Tuesday 25 October 2022, in excess of 30 PFGA Members participated in a PFGA zoom meeting which included the following presentations;- “Preparation and all aspects of Stretchers in Picture Framing” presentation. Mark Heydon, Proprietor and principal framer at Creative Framing, […]
  • Picture Framing Information Evening Tuesday 25 October 2022
    This informative meeting will facilitate the opportunity for Picture Framers to be educated, discuss and contribute “Picture Framing and Stretchers”, “First Aid in the Picture Framing Industry” and be advised of “New products and supplies available from Larson Juhl”.
  • New PFGA Member Benefit
    First Aid Training
  • Newsletter – June 2022
    On Wednesday 15 June 2022, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision increasing Award Rates of Pay. 
  • Newsletter – May 2022
    PFGA Members Newsletter May 2022. Summary of current PFGA activities, Member benefits and news relating to the Picture Framing Industry.
  • Workplace Relations Newsletter – May 2022
    Wage Increases, Superannuation Contribution increase and new Family and Domestic Violence Leave provisions. On 1 July 2022, Award rates of pay and Superannuation contributions will increase. Also, Awards will be varied to include Family and Domestic Violence provisions. Members of the Picture Framers Guild of Australia will be forwarded copies of the new Award rates once determined in mid -June.
  • Picture Framing Evening – May 2022
    The meeting will facilitate the opportunity to network and participate in an informative discussion of all aspects of picture framing techniques, issues and items of interest.
  • Newsletter – November 2021
    SUPERANNUATION FUND STAPLING AND SELECTION, NEW EMPLOYEES, NEW EMPLOYER OBLIGATION. From Monday 1 November 2021, if a new onboarding employee does not nominate a preferred superannuation fund (using the Standard Choice Form), the employer is required to ask the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) if there is already a superannuation account linked (stapled) to that employee.
  • Newsletter – September 2021
    ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW 2021 MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE (2.5%). INCREASE IN AWARD RATES OF PAY FOR RETAIL EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN THE PICTURE FRAMING INDUSTRY. WORKPLACE RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES BULLETIN
  • Newsletter – July 2021
    SUPERANNUATION GUARANTEE CONTRIBUTION INCREASE IN SUPERANNUATION CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES FROM 9.5% TO 10% Commencing on 1 July 2021 the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) rate increases from 9.5% to 10% and continue to increase annually until it reaches 12% on 1 July 2025.   The changes are the first step in […]
  • Newsletter – June 2021
    ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW 2021 MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE (2.5%)   INCREASE IN AWARD RATES OF PAY FOR PICTURE FRAMERS WORKPLACE RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES BULLETIN PICTURE FRAMING EMPLOYEES RETAIL EMPLOYEES   On Wednesday 16 June 2021, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision increasing Award Rates of Pay. PICTURE FRAMING […]
  • Picture Framing Evening – May 2021
    At this Information evening, you will also be provided with the opportunity to network, ask advice of other experienced framers, learn from your industry peers and the opportunity to relax and catch up with friends.
  • Newsletter – April 2021
    WORKPLACE RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES NEWSLETTER 10 April 2021 CASUAL EMPLOYMENT CLARIFIED The Federal Government has passed legislation in Parliament to give effect clarifying the entitlements, terms and conditions involved in the employment of casual employees. What is a Casual? A Statutory definition of a casual employee has now been […]
  • Newsletter – February 2021
    WORKPLACE RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCE BULLETIN INCREASE IN AWARD RATES OF FOR RETAIL EMPLOYEES IN THE PICTURE FRAMING INDUSTRY GENERAL RETAIL INDUSTRY AWARD 2020 PFGA members were advised by email on 19 June 2020 of the decision of Fair Work Australia on 19 June 2020 granting wage increases in respect […]
  • Newsletter – November 2020
    INCREASE IN AWARD RATES OF PAY FOR PICTURE FRAMERS
  • Newsletter – September 2020
    COVID WORKPLACE TRAINING, INCREASE IN AWARD RATES OF PAY & WEBSITE UDPATES
  • Occupational COVID-19 Workplace Training Scheme
    INTERACTIVE Training Program delivered in partnership from DeakinCo
  • 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 […]