award classification wages

15:03 Nov 21, 2006
English to French translations [PRO]
Government / Politics
English term or phrase: award classification wages
The Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) is a national body responsible for the setting and adjustment of wages and conditions contained in awards. In doing so, the AFPC protects workers in the bargaining process by protecting minimum wages and award classification wages in accordance with the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard, and thus protects workers in the bargaining process.
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3Fixation des salaires/ou de l'échelle salariale (applicable(s) à un secteur)
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Fixation des salaires/ou de l'échelle salariale (applicable(s) à un secteur)

"WorkChoices Terminology

Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC)
This is the new wage setting body established under WorkChoices with the primary objective of setting and adjusting minimum and **award classification wages*, minimum wages for juniors, trainees/apprentices and employees with disabilities, minimum wages for piece workers and casual loadings. The AFPC will be responsible for future variations to wages under a rationalised classification structure (yet to be determined). The role of varying wage rates under awards was previously the responsibility of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

Allowable award matters
Under WorkChoices an **award** may include terms about the following matters only: ordinary time hours of work, rest breaks, notice periods and variations to working hours; incentive-based payments and bonuses; annual leave loadings; ceremonial leave; leave for the purpose of seeking other employment; observance of public holidays; monetary allowances for expenses incurred, or responsibilities or skills, or disabilities associated with the work; loadings for working overtime or shift work; penalty rates; redundancy pay (15 employees or more); stand-down provisions; type of employment, eg. full-time, part-time, casual, shift work; conditions for outworkers.

Wage rates for Australian Apprentices
Awards set out minimum wages and conditions of employment for specified employees, including those of Australian Apprentices.

Awards may include:

minimum rates of pay and allowances
overtime, shift penalty and other penalty rates
hours of work
leave provisions, for example sick/personal leave or recreation leave.

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