Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award Guide [MA000010]

Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award Guide [MA000010]

Table of content

  1. What is Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?
  2. Who is entitled to Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?
  3. How is the shiftwork arranged in Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?
  4. How are wages and allowances calculated in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?
  5. How is the leave managed in Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?
  6. How can Workstem assist you?

This blog is only the summary of the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award. Please check the full version on Fair Work Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award Guide [MA000010].

What is Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?

Award is an industrial instrument that sets out the minimum terms and conditions of employment for a group of employees in a particular industry or occupation.

The Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award covered a wide range of occupations within the manufacturing industry, including but not limited to production workers, machine operators, maintenance technicians, and administrative staff. The award outlined the minimum wages, working hours, leave entitlements, and other employment conditions that applied to employees covered by the award.

Who is entitled to Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?

Coverage

This award covers employers which provide group training services for apprentices and/or trainees engaged in the manufacturing and associated industries and occupations and/or parts of those industries and/or occupations and those apprentices and/or trainees engaged by a group training service hosted by a company to perform work at a location, including:

  • the manufacture, making, assembly, processing, treatment, fabrication and preparation
  • the coating, painting, colouring, varnishing, japanning, lacquering, enamelling, porcelain enamelling, oxidising, glazing, galvanising, electroplating, gilding, bronzing, engraving, cleaning, polishing, tanning, dyeing, treatment
  • the repair, refurbishment, reconditioning, maintenance, installation, testing and fault finding
  • mechanical and electrical engineering
  • space tracking
  • farriery (other than in the racing industry)
  • bottle merchants
  • the printing and processing of photographs from film
  • handling, sorting, packing, despatching, distribution and transport in connection with any of the foregoing industries or parts of industries
  • maintenance employees in the engineering streams
  • technical workers
  • draughtspersons
  • production planners
  • trainee engineers
  • trainee scientists
  • engine drivers

Types of employment

An employee covered by this award must be one of the following:

  • a full-time employee (An employee who is engaged to work an average of 38 hours per week.);or
  • a part-time employee (An employee who is engaged to work fewer than 38 hours per week on a regular basis.);or
  • a casual employee (An employee who is engaged on an irregular or intermittent basis, with no expectation of ongoing employment.).

How is the shiftwork arranged in Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?

Regarding hours of work, the award establishes standard working hours and provides guidelines for shiftwork, break, etc.

Hours of Work

Day workers

  • The ordinary hours of work for day workers are an average of 38 per week but not exceeding 152 hours in 28 days.
  • The ordinary hours for day workers will not exceed 8 per day.
  • The ordinary hours of work are to be worked continuously, except for meal breaks, at the discretion of the employer between 6.00 am and 6.00 pm.
  • Where agreement is reached, the rate to be paid to a day worker for ordinary time worked is:

 

Work time

% of the ordinary hourly rate

between midnight on Friday and midnight on Saturday

150%
between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday

200%

work on a public holiday

a minimum of 3 hours’ work at the rate of 250%

Continuous shiftworkers

  • Continuous shiftwork means worked carried on with consecutive shifts of employees throughout the 24 hours of each of at least 6 consecutive days without interruption except for breakdowns or meal breaks or due to unavoidable causes beyond the control of the employer.
  • The ordinary hours is average 38 hours per week inclusive of meal breaks and must not exceed 152 hours in 28 consecutive days.
  • Continuous shiftworkers are entitled to a 20 minute meal break on each shift which must be counted as time worked.
  • The ordinary hours for continuous shiftworkers will not exceed 8 per shift.

Non-continuous shiftworkers

  • The ordinary hours of work for non-continuous shiftworkers are an average of 38 per week and must not exceed 152 hours in 28 consecutive days.
  • The ordinary hours for non-continuous shiftworkers will not exceed 8 per shift.

Shiftwork

Afternoon shift

finish after 6.00 pm and at or before midnight

Continuous shiftwork

work carried on with consecutive shifts of employees throughout the 24 hours of each of at least 6 consecutive days without interruption except for breakdowns or meal breaks or due to unavoidable causes beyond the control of the employer
Night shift

finish after midnight and at or before 8.00 am

Rostered shift

the employee concerned has had at least 48 hours’ notice

Breaks

Meal breaks

An employee must not be required to work for more than 5 hours without an unpaid meal break of a minimum of 20 minutes except in the following circumstances:

  • canteen or other facilities are limited to the extent that meal breaks must be staggered and as a result it is not practicable for all employees to take a meal break within 5 hours, an employee must not be required to work for more than 6 hours without a meal break
  • by agreement between an employer and an individual employee or the majority of employees in an enterprise or part of an enterprise concerned, an employee or employees may be required to work in excess of 5 hours but not more than 6 hours without a meal break

Paid meal breaks—continuous shiftworkers

Continuous shiftworkers are entitled to a 20 minute paid meal break

Paid breaks

Employees engaged in the technical field of work, technical workers, tracers and draughtspersons, production planners, trainee engineers and trainee scientists must be allowed a paid 10 minute morning tea rest period at a time fixed by the employer.

Timing of taking breaks

Time

% of the ordinary hourly rate

During ordinary time from Monday to Friday

150%

During ordinary time on a Saturday or Sunday

200%

During ordinary time on a shift on which the employee is entitled to a 15% loading

165%

during ordinary time on a shift on which the employee is entitled a 30% loading

180%

How are wages and allowances calculated in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?

In the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award, wages and allowances are calculated based on several factors outlined within the award.

Minimum rates

Adult employee minimum rates

Classification level

Minimum weekly rate

(full-time employee)

Minimum hourly rate

C14 / V1

859.30

22.61

C13 / V2 882.80

23.23

C12 / V3

914.90 24.08

C11 / V4

945.00 24.87

C10 / V5

995.00 26.18
C9 / V6 1026.20

27.01

C8 / V7 1057.40

27.83

C7 1085.60

28.57

V8

1088.60 28.65

C6 / V9

1140.70 30.02
C5 / V10 1164.10

30.63

C4 / V11 1195.30

31.46

C3 / V12 1257.90

33.10

C2(a) / V13

1289.30 33.93

C2(b) / V14

1345.70

35.41

Driver classifications

D1

957.10 25.19
D2 968.70

25.49

D3 980.20

25.79

D4 993.90

26.16

*For more information about minimum rates, please refer to the complete version of Fair Work.

Overtime rates

Time

of the ordinary hourly rate

Other than continuous shiftworkers

the first 3 hours 150%

after first 3 hours

200%

Continuous shiftworkers

200%

Continuous shiftworker who is a vehicle manufacturing

the first 3 hours 150%
after first 3 hours

200%

Unrelieved shiftwork on rostered day off

200%

Saturday work—day worker

the first 3 hours 150%
after first 3 hours

200%

with a minimum payment of 4 hours

Sunday work

200%

with a minimum payment of 3 hours

Public holiday work

Day workers required to work overtime on a public holiday

250%

with a minimum payment of 3 hours

Continuous shift workers required to work overtime on a public holiday

200%

with a minimum payment of 3 hours

Non-continuous shift workers required to work overtime on a public holiday

250%

with a minimum payment of 3 hours

Penalty rates

Type

Time

% of the ordinary hourly rate

Day workers

Weekend work between midnight on Friday and midnight on Saturday 150%
between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday 200%
Work on public holidays

250%

with a minimum payment for 3 hours

Shiftworkers

Afternoon or night shift 115%

Afternoon and night shift

—non-successive shifts

the first 3 hours 150%
after first 3 hours

200%

Permanent night shift

130%

Work on shifts other than rostered shifts

Continuous work

200%

Shift work

the first 3 hours

after first 3 hours

200%

Work on Saturday shifts

150%
Continuous shiftworker Work on Sunday and public holiday shifts

200%

Shiftworker on other than continuous work Work on Sunday

200%

Work on public holiday

250%

Allowances

All-purpose allowances

Allowances paid for all purposes are included in the rate of pay of an employee who is entitled to the allowance, when calculating any penalties or loadings or payment while they are on annual leave. The following allowances are paid for all purposes under this award:

Leading hand allowance An employee who is appointed by the employer to be a leading hand

  • $43.54 per week if in charge of 3–10 employees
  • $65.03 per week if in charge of 11–20 employees
  • $82.78 per week if in charge of more than 20 employees
Ship repairing allowance An employee engaged on ship repairs

  • $19.77 per week for tradespersons
  • $16.00 per week for all other employees
Tool allowance—tradespersons and apprentices $17.50 per week for supplying and maintaining tools ordinarily required in the performance of their work as a tradesperson
Tool allowance—carpenter or joiner or shipwright/boatbuilder $33.12 per week
Technical computing equipment allowance $51.44 per week
Supervisor/Trainer/Coordinator—Technical allowance 107% of the minimum rate applicable to the employee’s technical classification
Artificial fertilizers and chemicals allowance $10.50 per week

Other allowances

Vehicle allowance

$0.95 per kilometre

First aid allowance

$19.79 per week

Meal allowance

$16.81 per occasion

Damage to clothing, spectacles, hearing aids and tools

compensation

Case hardened prescription lenses

pay for the cost

Protective clothing and equipment allowance

reimburse

Engine driver and fireperson allowance

  • $41.81 per week if attending to refrigeration compressors
  • $41.81 per week if attending to an electric generator or dynamo exceeding 10kW capacity
  • $41.81 per week if being in charge of plant
  • $13.04 per week if attending to a switchboard where the generating capacity is 350kW or over

Cleaner, greaser or oiler allowance

$38.75 per week

Manganese dioxide and other pigments allowance

  • $2.23 per hour for the first 2 hours, or
  • $15.79 per day where the work lasts over 2 hours.

Special rates

Cold places

$0.73 per hour if working for more than one hour in places where the temperature is below 0 degrees Celsius artificially

Hot places

  • $0.76 per hour where the temperature is between 46 and 54 degrees Celsius
  • $0.99 per hour where the temperature is in excess of 54 degrees Celsius

Wet places

$0.76 per hour if working in any place where their clothing or boots become saturated by water, oil or another substance

Confined spaces

$0.99 per hour if working in a confined space

Dirty work

  • $0.76 per hour if the employee and their supervisor agree that work (other than ship repair work) is of an unusually dirty or offensive nature
  • $0.99 per hour if the employee and their supervisor agree that certain ship repair work is of an unusually dirty or offensive nature

Height money

$0.55 per hour if working in construction, erection, repair and/or maintenance at heights of 15 metres or more (does not apply to linespersons, linesperson assistants, riggers and splicers)

Meat digesters and oil tanks

$0.76 per hour if working on repairs in oil tanks or meat digesters

Sanitary works

$0.52 per hour

Insulation materials

$0.99 per hour if handling loose slag wool, loose insulwool or other loose material used for providing insulation

Slaughtering yards

$0.55 per hour

Boiler repairs

  • $0.55 per hour if working on repairs to smoke-boxes, fire-boxes, furnaces or flues of boilers
  • $1.94 per hour if engaging on repairs to oil fired boilers, including the castings, uptakes and funnels, or flues and smoke stacks

Underground mine work

additional 12% of the minimum rate

Explosive powered tools

$1.96 per day

Ships in dock

$0.55 per hour if working under a ship in a dock or slipway

Foundry allowance

$0.58 for each hour

Boiling down works

$0.55 per hour

Lead works

$0.55 per hour

Handlers of carbon black

  • $1.26 per hour if 2 sets of overalls are not provided each year
  • $0.35 per day extra with 2 sets of overalls per year

Installing or repairing belting underground in mines

$0.39 per hour

Processing free coal dust

$0.55 per hour

Boiler cleaning—engine driver

$2.15 per hour

Second-hand work

additional 25% of the minimum rate

Foreign rock

  • $8.80 per week if handling rock phosphate, superphosphate and mixed manure sections receiving ex ship or railway truck
  • $8.33 per week if handling rock phosphate to crushers and all other employees in the rock phosphate section
  • $8.33 per week if handling mixing superphosphate
  • $5.42 per week if handling excavating bins, and the manufacture or excavating of superphosphate until such time as it is dumped on the heap for curing
  • $3.30 per week if handling of superphosphate from the heap until loading in wagons or trucks for despatch, including the manufacture and despatch of mixed fertilizers

Farmers’ own bags

  • $0.65 per day if sorting, branding, bagging, dumping, sewing or trucking, fertilizing materials in farmers’ own bags
  • $1.20 per day if loading double-handling into railway or other trucks, fertilizing materials in farmers’ own bags
  • $1.62 per day if loading single-handling into railway or other trucks, fertilizing materials in farmers’ own bags

Soda ash

$2.30 per hour if engaged in carrying and stacking bagged soda

Raw materials

$0.86 per hour if engaged in carrying and stacking bagged raw materials

Skimming and floater setting—flat glass tank

$3.30 per half hour if engaged in skimming the drawing pit when a machine

Glass furnace regenerators

$18.17 per day

Float glass furnace repair

additional 100% of the minimum rate

Jack bolt tensioner

$9.84 per shift or part thereof if adjusting the tensioner of jack bolts while a furnace is under heat

Loading and unloading away from employer’s premises

$9.84 per shift or part thereof if loading and unloading operations at wharves or railway yards elsewhere than on the employer’s premises

*For the complete version of allowances, please refer to Fair Work.

How is the leave managed in Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award?

For the complete version of leave entitlement, you may refer to NES.

Annual Leave

Annual leave is provided for in the NES. It does not apply to casual employees.

During a period of paid annual leave, an employer must pay an employee an additional payment for the employee’s ordinary hours of work. The additional payment is payable on leave accrued.

For an employee who would have worked on day work only or worked on shiftwork had they not been on leave, the additional payment is the greater of:

  • 17.5% of the minimum hourly rate for the employee’s ordinary hours of work in the period; or
  • The minimum hourly rate for the employee’s ordinary hours of work in the period inclusive of shift weekend penalty rates as specified.

Personal Leave

Casual employees are entitled to be absent from work to care for a person who requires care or support because of:

  • illness or an injury;or
  • an emergency

but they’re not entitled to be paid for time away from work.

Public holidays

An employer must pay an employee who works on a public holiday or on a day that is substituted for a public holiday at the public holiday penalty rate set out in penalty rates.

How can Workstem assist you?

Workstem is a one-stop payroll & HR platform that has an award interpretation module to assist manufacturing award employers in several ways. We understand the various provisions of the manufacturing award and stay in compliance with Fair Work requirements, the customised attendance formulas can automatically calculate payments and will stay up-to-date with relevant regulations.

By utilising Workstem, manufacturing award employers can streamline their HR processes, reduce administrative burdens, and stay in compliance with Fair Work.

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