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Not Covered by an EBA?
If you do not work for a company that has an Enterprise Agreement, your conditions of employment are covered by the new Plumbing and Fire Sprinkler Award 2010 and National Employment Standards (NES) as published by Fair Work Australia.
The NES contains a number of minimum conditions such as minimum entitlements
to leave, public holidays, notice of termination and redundancy pay of employment that apply to all workers. Together with pay rates in the Plumbing and Fire Sprinkler Award 2010 makes up the safety net that cannot be altered to the disadvantage of the employee.
Please see the links below:
Plumbing and Fire Sprinkler Award 2010:http://www.fwa.gov.au/documents/modern_awards/pdf/MA000036.pdf
National Employment Standards:http://www.fairwork.gov.au/Documents/The-National-Employment-Standards-Part2-
Transition to Modern Awards
On 1 January 2010 modern awards replaced thousands of federal and state-based awards (pre-modern awards). The commencement of modern awards means that
there have been changes to minimum terms and conditions for many employees.
The changes vary by state, industry and employer.
Transitional arrangements in most modern awards mean that some new pay rates commenced on the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2010. In most cases these arrangements give employers and employees time to adjust to the changes by allowing new pay rates to be phased in over a period of four years until the full modern award rates apply on 1 July 2014.
In this period pay rates need to be calculated with reference to the pre-modern award entitlement that used to cover, or would have covered, the employee before 1 January 2010 as well as the relevant modern award entitlement.
PayCheck lets you calculate the base rates of pay for a particular job. It takes into account the modern award classification and the corresponding pre-modern award classification and automatically factors in changes resulting from Fair Work Australia's annual wage review.