Award Minimum Rates of Pay and Allowances – 1 November 2020

Calculation of wages

As we begin November, we remind members of the requirement to review the wages for your employees.

The Annual Wage Review decision, handed down by the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel on 19 June 2020, determined that a 1.75% increase would be applied to the minimum rates in the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020, the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020, and the Clerks—Private Sector Award 2020 from 1 November 2020 rather than the usual 1 July 2020.

The new minimum rates of pay and allowances for the road transport and clerks awards are set out below. As stated, these rates apply from the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020.

Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020

Classification Levels

Minimum weekly rate

Minimum hourly rate

$

$

Grade 1

798.30

21.01

Grade 2

818.40

21.54

Grade 3

828.40

21.80

Grade 4

843.70

22.20

Grade 5

854.30

22.48

Grade 6

864.10

22.74

Grade 7

876.70

23.07

Grade 8

902.10

23.74

Grade 9

917.30

24.14

Grade 10

940.00

24.74

The weekly rates above are gross based on a 38 hour week

Clause 19.3(f) – Dangerous Goods (bulk) 19.63 per day
                                Dangerous Goods (packaged) 8.20 per day
Clause 19.5(a) – Travelling allowance 31.66 per occasion
Clause 19.5(f) – Meal allowance (required to work overtime for 2 continuous hours or more) 16.60 per meal

 

Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020

Classification Levels

Minimum weekly rate

Hourly rate (paid leave)

Cents per kilometre rate

Hourly driving
rate

Load/unload hourly rate

$

$

$

$

Grade 1

Grades 1 and 2 are not applicable to this award.

Grade 2
Grade 3

828.40

21.80

43.08

32.31

26.92

Grade 4

843.70

22.20

43.87

32.90

27.42

Grade 5

854.30

22.48

44.42

33.32

27.77

Grade 6

864.10

22.74

44.93

33.70

28.08

Grade 7

876.70

23.07

45.59

34.19

28.50

Grade 8

902.10

23.74

46.91

35.18

29.32

Grade 9

917.30

24.14

47.70

35.77

29.81

Grade 10

940.00

24.74

48.88

36.66

30.55

The weekly rates above are gross based on a 38 hour week

Clause 18.2(c)(i) -Temporary transfer of duties—local driver (under terms of Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020) 10.71 per occasion
Clause 19.2(d) – Dangerous Goods (bulk) 19.62 per day
                                Dangerous Goods (packaged) 8.21 per day
Clause 18.3(c) – Travelling allowance 41.26 per occasion

Clerks—Private Sector Award 2020

Classification Levels

Minimum weekly rate

Minimum hourly rate

$

$

Level 1—Year 1

801.40

21.09

Level 1—Year 2

841.10

22.13

Level 1—Year 3

867.30

22.82

Level 2—Year 1

877.60

23.09

Level 2—Year 2

893.90

23.52

Level 3

926.90

24.39

Call centre principal customer contact specialist

933.50

24.57

Level 4

973.40

25.62

Level 5

1012.90

26.66

Call centre technical associate

1109.60

29.20

NatRoad communications are intended to provide commentary and general information. They should not be relied upon as legal advice. Our member advisors are available to clarify any questions you have and provide the right advice for your business and workforce. Contact David at david.johns@natroad.com.au or Richard at richard.calver@natroad.com.au, or on (02) 6295 3000.