Pay rates relevant to businesses that were:
(a) covered by the
Nursery Award – State 2003 prior to 1 January 2010; and
(b) began to be covered by the Horticulture Award 2010 from 1 January 2010
The wage increases will begin to apply from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2013. See rates (This table applies to Nusery businesses previously covered by the Nursery Award - State 2003 [AN140192 - Qld], now covered by the Horticulture Award 2010)
Nursery Award 2010 - Transitional minimum rates of pay from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Important changes in Australia’s workplace laws that affect horticulture employers and employees covered by the national workplace relations system came into effect from 1 January 2010.
These changes include the commencement of the modern
Horticulture Award 2010 and the introduction of new National Employment
1st July changes
Pay rates in modern awards (which in the Horticulture Award 2010 take place from 1 July 2010), together with minimum wage orders and the National Employment Standards (NES), make up the safety net that cannot be changed to the disadvantage of an employee. In addition to the NES, an employee’s terms and conditions of employment in the horticulture industry generally come from the Horticulture Award 2010, or an enterprise agreement, an industrial agreement, or state and federal laws.
Go to: Horticulture Award 2010
Which industries are covered by the Horticulture Award 2010?
The Horticulture Award 2010 covers employers and employees throughout Australia in the horticulture industry, as summarised below:
Important! Horticultural crops includes all vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, hops, nuts, fungi, olives, flowers or other specialised crops unless they are specifically named as a broad acre field crop in the Pastoral Award 2010.
Which industries are not covered by the Horticulture Award 2010?
The award does not cover:
While FAQI has some concerns that the Horticulture Award 2010 will
present new challenges for Queensland flower grower employers, the
following power point presentation A Guide to the Horticulture Award
2010 provides a comprehensive background to employer and employee rights
and obligations and will give growers an opportunity to think through
their questions and concerns if they are considering moving from the
Nursery Award 2010 to the Horticulture Award 2010.
A Guide to the Horticulture Award 2010
Presentation - A guide to the Horticulture Award 2010 - Slide 1
This information is a guide for FAQI members and members are advised to seek professional advice before making business decisions in relation to the Industrial Award.
FAQI is working on a reliable source to assist members with any Industrial Award concerns.
For more information go to: http://www.fwa.gov.au/
Employers and employees need to be prepared for these changes.
With Industrial Relations becoming increasingly complex, and new rules governing employment and employee relations, FAQI has contracted the services of Growcom's Commercial Services Manager to assist our members with their IR enquiries. Growcom's IR team has over 25 years of combined expertise across all areas of workplace relations. This member benefit is available to all FAQI members who pay the Industrial Relations levy with their annual membership.