The Fair Work Commission`s Full Court today issued its decision on transitional provisions for reductions in Sunday sentences and public holidays announced on 23 February 2017. The Commission has decided that Sunday sanctions will be reduced by a gradual transition of four (4) for permanent staff and a three-step transition for casual staff in the retail sector. The Commission also confirmed that take home pay orders would not be available to workers affected by the cuts and that there would be no «red circle» or «grandfather» of existing workers. The table below shows: how the reduction of Sunday sentences will change: General Retail Industry Award 2010 Category Previous 1 July 2017 1 July 2018 1 July 2019 1 July 20 19 1 July 2020 Sunday permanent 200% 195% 180% 165% 150% Casual Sunday 205% 195% 175% 0 Previous category 1 July 2017 1 July 2018 1 July 2019 Permanent Sunday 175% 170% 160% 150% Pharmacy Industry Award 2010 Previous category 1 July 2017 1 July 2018 1 July 2019 1 July 2020 Permanent Sunday 200% 195% 180% 165% 150…… The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the «New Approaches» program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. «The challenge is that redeploying cost reduction and/or operational leverage for retailers should be used to offset labour costs, rather than increasing EBIT margins to shareholders,» Said Mr. Cousins. Some retailers such as Myer, Country Road Group and Noni B have cut jobs or cut jobs.

Kmart and Big W are awaiting approval from the Fair Work Commission for new agreements that will restore all penalty interest, occasional charge and other conditions that have been removed from previous agreements and maintain base rates for existing staff. «It`s not just a bad result for retail employees, it`s a bad result for the company, with the reserve bank identifying historic low-wage growth as the No.1 problem in the Australian economy.» «In the first year of the agreement, we have a higher one-time increase to align ourselves primarily with new penalty interest, but overall our wage inflation is manageable,» he said. This month, Bunnings employees adopted a new agreement that improves penalty interest rates, jails wage increases, increases minimum wage rates by $25 a week or between 2.5 and 2.7% and reforms the working tables. Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. 2016 proved to be a turbulent year for the Fair Work Commission to approve enterprise agreements (or not, as has been the case for many employers). Vice President Sams` decision to approve the Beechworth Bakery Employee Co Pty Ltd 2016 (agreement) agreement has been a hope for employers in an otherwise bleak licensing landscape. When the case was approved last year, the SDA argued that the agreement had not passed the best overall test (BOOT). Vice-President Sams also expressed his concerns on this issue. Subsequently, Beechworth proposed commitments to address these concerns and ultimately proposed that a worker be able to request a four-month salary comparison if he felt that, overall, they were not better under the agreement to address any workers` compensation deficits relative to the corresponding modern bonus.

In deciding to approve the agreement, the Vice-President took into account the proposed commitment, the SDA`s response, higher base rates of wages and the fact that the vast majority of workers work regularly from Monday to Friday. Vice President Sams noticed that the application…… Retailers such as Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings, Big W, Kmart, Super Retail Group and Noni B are facing much higher pay bills after the signing of new business agreements that will restore weekend and evening penalties and the