The Australian Worker’s Union has won a landmark industrial case that will soon guarantee all piece-rate farmworkers will be paid the minimum hourly rate. It’s a decision that will see the vast majority of farmworkers significantly increase their take-home pay and superannuation.
WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME?
As a farmworker you can still be paid as a piece-rate worker, but once the ruling comes into effect (expected later this year) you can’t be paid less than the award minimum hourly rates: $25.41 for casuals and $20.33 for full-time employees, and this is for every hour worked.
And there is nothing in the decision that will stop you – either a casual or full-time employee – earning more than these minimum hourly rates.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM BEING PAID CORRECTLY?
The AWU has offices around the country, with an expert legal team ready to help make sure members are being paid correctly and treated properly.
HOW CAN I JOIN THE AWU?
Joining the AWU is easy and cheaper than you think for casuals, and membership has many benefits including:
- Free pay and superannuation reviews.
- Free legal advice.
- Free access to our visa assistance legal team.
Authorised by Branch and State Union Secretary – Peter Lamps.