Archive for June, 2011

2011 Wage Rates- Now available!

The latest wage rates for painters, tilelayers, plasterers under the Building Construction and General On Site Award is available to download from the members area.   This wage rate takes effect, the first pay period from 1st July, 2011. http://www.mpav.com.au/members/member-home/

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Room for improvement as year long WorkSafe crackdown reveals thousands of safety breaches

There is room for improvement for businesses across the state after WorkSafe issued more than 2000 improvement notices as part of a crackdown on workplace health and safety breaches. Manual handling, damaged storage racking, unsafe scaffolding, inappropriate storage of dangerous goods, insufficient return to work plans for injured workers and poor forklift traffic management were […]

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Minimum Wage Decision

Fair Work Australia has ruled that Minimum wage workers will receive a pay rise of $19.40 a week, less than the $28 claimed by unions. Fair Work Australia today announced the minimum wage would rise to $589.30 a week, from $569.90. In recent years the tribunal had only granted a flat dollar increase, so today’s […]

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