New Wage Rates

Growers are reminded that
new wage and superannuation
rates apply from 1st July

From first pay period on or after Tuesday, 1st July the superannuation contribution for employees rises to 9.5%.

Casual wage rates under the Horticulture Award also increase on 1st July to $21.09 per hour for Adult employees over 20 years of age or for permanent employees to $16.87 per hour.

New Wage Rates
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The casual rate loading increases to 25% in lieu of annual leave, personal/carer’s leave, notice of termination, redundancy benefits and the other entitlements of full-time or part-time employment provided for in the Award.

CASUAL – Ordinary hours of work are the lesser of an average of 38 hours per week or the hours required to be worked by the employer.  A loading of 25% is payable on each hour from on 1st July 2014.

PART-TIME – Employed to work fewer than 38 hours per week and receives pro-rata, equivalent pay and conditions as permanent employees.

FULL TIME – Engaged to work an average of 38 ordinary hours per week averaged at 152 hours over 4 weeks.

For more information contact :

Helena Whitman
VGA Executive Manager
0407 772 299

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