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Casual Loading in Local Government Awards - Circular 50.1

To Chief Executive Officer
Employee Relations - Human Resources
Finance and Accounting Staff
Date 9 December 2011
Contact Rob Wallace
Email: rob.wallace@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required No
Summary The Full Commission of the SA Industrial Relations Commission will shortly issue orders increasing the casual loading in State Awards from 20% to 25%.

The increase will be phased in consistent with similar movements in all Modern Awards (Federal), commencing from the first full pay period on or after the 1 January 2012.

The movements from 20% to 25% will occur in the following manner:

22% from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 January 2012
23% from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2012
24% from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 January 2013
25% from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 January 2014

The following local government Awards will be affected by the orders:

  • South Australian Municipal Salaried Officers Award
  • Local Government (Health Services) Award
  • Nurses (SA Local Government Sector) Award
  • Health, Recreation and Fitness Award
  • Clerks (SA) Award
  • Local Government Cafes, Restaurants and Snack Bars Award

Note that the orders will not affect the Local Government Employees Award. The casual loading under this Award is already 25%.

For further information in relation to this matter please contact either Rob Wallace, email rob.wallace@lga.sa.gov.au M: 0430 816 665 or Geoff Hill geoffhill@adam.com.au, M: 0437 792 100

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