NANA has made a number of appearances before full benches of the Fair Work Commission over the past week. The first was to oppose an application by the SDA to delay the phased reduction in Sunday penalty rates. The other was in relation to an application to extend Schedule X – the Covid-19 additions to […]
The Fair Work Commission handed down its decision in the 2020 Annual Wage Review last Thursday. The headline from the decision is that Award rates will increase by 1.75%, but in the case of the General Retail Industry Award 2010, rates will not increase until the first full pay period on or after 1 February […]
The Annual Wage Review decision issued last week allowed for a 1.75% increase, but it is delayed until 1 February 2021 for the General Retail Industry Award 2010.
The Fair Work Commission continues its hearings into the 2020 Annual Wage Review, albeit under different procedures than would normally apply. These alternate procedures may delay any decision to increase Award wages generally. The Commission may itself delay any increase due to COVID-19 economic impacts.
NANA has been at the forefront of representing Newsagents to government to minimise any impact of the possible liabilities to annual leave for casual employees which may arise as a consequence of the Full Federal Court decision in WorkPac and Rossato. Newsagents will remember the decision received widespread media coverage just a few weeks ago.