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Cost of Labour is the main reason that our industry has become unviable. This proposal provides a fair solution that considers all stakeholders and simplifies everything. Please share this far and wide. Let's make this happen together.


Simplified Federal Hospitality Award

The 3 classifications of workers (Casual, Permanent Part-time & Full-time) remain and essentially function the same way. The levels within hospitality becomes 3 only. Entry & Intermediate, Experienced & Skilled, and Advanced.


Casuals - Enjoy a higher hourly wage rate allowing flexibility for Employer and Employee, but don’t provide the benefits of permanent employment.

Permanent-Part Time (less than 38 hours) - Negotiable hourly rate above minimum wage rate but enjoy job security, sick leave and annual leave. Assign a level and multiply by hours worked.


Full-Time (38 hours) - Negotiable hourly rate above minimum wage rate with job security (based on 38 hours).


Minimum Hourly Wage Rate is $19.49 according to the Federal Award (Restaurant Industry). Let’s round it out to $20 and provide a $0.51 or $19.38 weekly minimum wage rise. A 5.37% increase (Sally McManus and ACTU are advocating for 6%).


Casual Hourly Wage Rates (for employees over 18)


Level 1 $25 Annual Salary equivalent (paid pro-rata) $49,400 + $4,940 Super = $53,940

Level 2 $30 Annual Salary equivalent (paid pro-rata) $59,280 + $5,928 Super = $65,208

Level 3 $35 Annual Salary equivalent (paid pro-rata) $69,160 + $6,916 Super = $76,076


Casual Hourly Wage Rates (for employees under 18)

14 year old $20

15 year old $21

16 year old $22

17 year old $23


Permanent Part Time & Full-time Hourly Wage Rates


Level 1 $20 Annual Salary equivalent $39,520 + $3,953 Super = $43,472

Level 2 $25 Annual Salary equivalent $49,400 + $4,940 Super = $53,940

Level 3 $30 Annual Salary equivalent $59,280 + $5,928 Super = $65,208


Overtime (above 38 hours) Paid at the hourly rate.


No Penalties


Principle of Negotiation


Employees and Employers can negotiate a higher rate and calculate a Salary based on higher hours than 38. Overtime is not incurred unless the number of hours worked times advanced rate breaches Salary. There cannot be an unreasonable expectation of hours worked. Above 55 hours automatically incurs overtime at the agreed rate.


The rest of it is untouched. Simple huh?

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