Modern awards have been developed to cover all
employers of an industry if an employer is covered by the
national workplace relations system.
Modern awards have been introduced, commencing 1 January 2010.
The first important consideration for an employer is to
determine which award applies to their business. This
question will be answered by a review of the coverage
clause of the modern award.
There are changes to the coverage clauses between agriculture awards that may for example move an
agricultural producer from the current Pastoral Award to the
modern Horticulture Award.
It is important to note that rates of pay remain the same as those in place at the end of 2009 under the former NT award. New rates will apply from July 1 this year.
The new award is based on a 38 hour week (also condition under previous award) however producers are encouraged to consider the establishment of agreements which can provide greater flexibility for employees and employers.
Should you have any questions, please contact the NTCA.
Download your copy of the NT Cattle Industry Wage Guide July 2012
Table of Contents
- Rates of Pay
- Ordinary Hours of Work and Rostering
- Payment for Public Holidays
- Payment of wages
- District allowance
- Annual leave
- Public Holidays
- Classification of level
Download the full document: Pastoral Awards 2010.
Download the recent Update on the August 2010 Awards (with Keep).
Read the Fair Work Australia Booklet for Agricultural Producers
(Source: National Farmers' Federation)