Updated awards published, award training and FDVL update

Published on:
Friday, 1 July, 2022
Employee Relations

FWC wage increase
The Federal Local Government Industry Award 2020 pay rates and allowances have now been updated by the Fair Work Commission.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has also published an updated Local Government Industry Award 2020 Pay Guide available here.
The award increases come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022. For more information about the FWC wage increase, please review ER Alert 10 / 2022.  
WAIRC wage increase
The Local Government Officers’ (Western Australia) Award 2021 (LGO) and the Municipal Employees (Western Australia) Award 2021 (MEA) have now been updated by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety have prepared the award summaries with the increased pay rates. The LGO award summary can be viewed here and the MEA award summary can be viewed here.
The award increases come into effect from the start of the first full pay period on or after 1 July. For more information about the WAIRC wage increase, please review ER Alert 11 / 2022.
Federal Award Training in August – Register Now!
The next training course for Understanding and Applying the Local Government Industry Award 2020 will be offered to WA Local Governments via Zoom on Tuesday, 9 August.

Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of the Federal Local Government Industry Award 2020 (LGIA) and the interaction with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) including the National Employment Standards.

Participants will leave with the information to respond to questions about the LGIA from employees and management. This course is suitable for Local Government HR and payroll professionals.
Please note this course only covers the content of the Federal Award and not the State Awards.

Date:      Tuesday 9 August, 2022
Time:      9:00am to 4:30pm 
Venue:   Virtual classroom via Zoom
Cost:      $578.00 (including GST)

Please click here to register.

If you have any questions about this training course, please email WALGA Training or call (08) 9213 2088.
Family and domestic violence leave update
In ER Alert 7 /2022, we advised that the Federal Government would determine whether it will make any amendments to the NES to include a paid family and domestic violence leave (FDVL) entitlement.
Recently, the Federal Government indicated that it would introduce 10 days’ paid FDVL into the NES. The Federal Government is expecting to introduce legislation to this effect early in the sitting period beginning on 26 July 2022. Please click here to see the recent correspondence from the Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.
As a result, in a recent Statement, the FWC decided to vacate the directions in the FDVL Review requesting parties to formulate a draft model FDVL term and instead will list the matter for mention in early August 2022 to provide parties with an opportunity to express a view as to whether any further steps need to be taken in the FDVL Review.
Salary and Workforce Survey webinar recording

WALGA and Salary One presented the key results of the 2021/22 Salary and Workforce Survey and launched the Position Description Library in a webinar on Friday, 24 June. A recording of the webinar is now available and can be viewed here.
If you have any questions about this alert, please email WALGA Employee Relations or call 1300 366 956.

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