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Extension of conversion rights for casuals

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Casual employees will have the right to request to convert to permanent employment subject to certain conditions following the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to insert a new clause into most modern awards. As part of its 4-yearly review of modern awards, the FWC reasoned that a casual conversion clause would support the fairness and…

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Operational Matters

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CCER has been incredibly busy throughout the last quarter. We are now approved to be a Teacher Accreditation Authority for Highly Accomplished and Lead educators for our Independent Catholic schools. We received the green light from the Education Minister after being nominated by a number of our schools and are now their one-stop-shop for the…

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Miscellaneous Award is now source for trainees’ entitlements in majority of awards

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As part of its 4 yearly review, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has recently amended most modern awards by removing the schedule containing conditions and rates of pay for trainees. The move is intended to reduce the length and complexity of specified awards. The National Training Wage (NTW) Schedule will now be found in the…

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Minimum wage increases by 3.3%

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The Minimum Wage Panel has decided to increase the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award minimum rates of pay by 3.3 per cent. The decision increases the National Minimum Wage from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2017 to $694.90 per week, or $18.29 per hour. How to ensure you comply…

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