1.75% increase to minimum wages for Group 2 Awards effective 1 November.
From the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020, new minimum rates and allowances start in awards for the construction, manufacturing and a range of other industries. Following on from Group 1 Awards increasing from 1 July 2020, Group 2 Awards increase from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 November 2020. Below is a list of Awards affected: Aluminium Industry Award Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award Aquaculture Industry Award Architects Award Asphalt Industry Award Black Coal Mining Industry Award Book Industry Award Broadcasting, Recorded Entertainment and Cinemas Award Building and Construction General On-site Award Business Equipment Award Car Parking Award Cement, Lime and Quarrying Award Clerks—Private Sector Award Coal Export Terminals Award Concrete Products Award Contract Call Centres Award Cotton Ginning Award Dredging Industry Award Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award Gardening and Landscaping Services Award Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award Higher Education Industry-Academic Staff-Award Higher Education Industry-General Staff-Award Horticulture Award Hydrocarbons Field Geologists Award Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award Joinery and Building Trades Award Journalists Published Media Award Labour Market Assistance Industry Award Legal Services Award Local Government Industry Award Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award Marine Towage Award Maritime Offshore Oil and Gas Award Market and Social Research Award Meat Industry Award Mining Industry Award Miscellaneous Award Mobile Crane Hiring Award Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award Pastoral Award Pest Control Industry Award Pharmaceutical Industry Award Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award Port Authorities Award Ports, Harbours and Enclosed Water Vessels Award Poultry Processing Award Premixed Concrete Award Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award Professional Employees Award Rail Industry Award Real Estate Industry Award Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award Road Transport and Distribution Award Salt Industry Award Seafood Processing Award Seagoing Industry Award Security Services Award Silviculture Award Stevedoring Industry Award Storage Services and Wholesale Award Sugar Industry Award Supported Employment Services Award Surveying Award Telecommunications Services Award Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award Timber Industry Award Transport (Cash in Transit) Award Waste Management Award Wool Storage, Sampling and Testing Award HOW CAN WE HELP? Essential HR specialise in human resource management and industrial relations helping small to medium sized businesses navigate their way through the complexities around employing people. With a powerful combination of technology and expertise, we will deliver efficiencies, compliance and forward thinking to your business that you never thought possible. Click here for further information or contact me directly at