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Mannequins & Models Award
17 Nov 2017
In June this year, the Fair Work commission granted a 3.3% wage increase for employees throughout Australia working under Modern Awards. This article outlines the wages for mannequins and models working under the Mannequins and Models Award 2010.
The focus of our Wangaratta (5– 11 June) and Albury/Wodonga (19-25 June) Roadshows was to alert Union members that the local Federal Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, had refused to commit to protecting penalty rates in the Federal Parliament.
As part of the 2017 round of modern award reviews, the SDA has made an application to the Fair Work Commission to have blood donor leave included in the General Retail Industry, Pharmacy Industry, Fast Food Industry, Hair and Beauty Industry and Mannequins and Models Awards.
The SDA roadshow visited the Broadmeadows area from 27 March to 2 April, with a stand at the town centre outside of Kmart on the Friday and Saturday.
Having a stand in the centre raised the profile of the SDA and our partners REST, ME Bank and Maurice Blackburn who all had representatives for our members to access. Many staff, SDA members, store managers, Hume City Councillors and community residents visited the stand over the two days.