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Industrial Relations roundup – June 2020

Clerks – Private Sector Award 2020 and Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award 2010

Clerks - Private Sector Award 2020

The Fair Work Commission (Commission) has recently concluded the 4 Year Review for the Clerks - Private Sector Award 2010.  As a result, the Commission has published the Clerks - Private Sector Award 2020 (CPS Award 2020). 

Industrial Relations roundup – June 2020

A copy of the CPS Award 2020 can be downloaded from the Commission Website - https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/modern_awards/award/ma000002/default.htm.  

Alternatively, a copy of the CPS Award 2020 can be accessed from the Master Plumbers Website -

Finally, a copy of the CPS Award 2020 may be obtained from Phil Eberhard, Master Plumbers Senior Workplace Relations Advisor.

Please direct any questions to Master Plumbers Senior Workplace Relations Advisor Phil Eberhard, on [email protected] or 0425 790 722.

Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award 2010

The Fair Work Commission has recently varied a number of awards, including the Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award 2010 (PFS Award) to reflect amendments made to the payment of Wages provisions.

As a result of the Commission Decision, Clause 27.4 now reads:

27.4 Payment on termination of employment

  1. The employer must pay an employee no later than 7 days after the day on which the employee’s employment terminates:
    1. the employee’s wages under this award for any complete or incomplete pay period up to the end of the day of termination; and
    2. all other amounts that are due to the employee under this award and the NES.
  2. The requirement to pay wages and other amounts under paragraph (a) is subject to further order of the Commission and the employer making deductions authorised by this award or the Act.
    • Note 1: Section 117(2) of the Act provides that an employer must not terminate an employee’s employment unless the employer has given the employee the required minimum period of notice or “has paid” to the employee payment instead of giving notice.
    • Note 2: Paragraph (b) allows the Commission to make an order delaying the requirement to make a payment under this clause.
    • Note 3: State and Territory long service leave laws or long service leave entitlements under s.113 of the Act, may require an employer to pay an employee for accrued long service leave on the day on which the employee’s employment terminates or shortly after.

The revisions took effect from the first pay period on or after 11 June 2020.

Please direct any questions to Master Plumbers Senior Workplace Relations Advisor Phil Eberhard, on [email protected] or 0425 790 722.

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