Wed 21 Jun 2017

Wage Rate Update – Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010:

The Minimum Wage Panel of the Fair Work Commission recently handed down the 2016-17 Annual Wage Review decision which provided for an increase to the minimum wage and award rates of 3.3% with effect from the first pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2017.

The increases are fully absorbable into over-award payments, unless the employer agrees otherwise or there is an enterprise agreement or contract of employment which prescribes that these increases are payable.

Under modern awards, allowances have been divided into two categories – those which are expense-related and which are to be adjusted on the basis of specified CPI movements and others which are expressed as a % of the standard rate which, in the case of the Building and Construction General On-Site Award 2010, is the award base rate for a Construction Worker Level 3.

For a full breakdown of the Award information, rates and allowances, please CLICK HERE or contact CCF Industry Relations Advisor Peter Maguire on 0438 533 311.