[AusNOG] modern awards

Terry Sweetser terry at ionetworks.com.au
Sat Aug 27 08:48:11 AEST 2022


I suggest a quick look at:

Applies (quoted):

For the purposes of clause 4<https://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000041#P102_5334> telecommunications services industry means any business:
(a) whose principal function is a telecommunications service carrier;or
(b) whose principal function is a carriage service provider or a content service provider;or
(c) whose principal function is the supply of telecommunications services including value added telecommunications services;or
(d) whose principal function is incidental,ancillary or complementary to the businesses referred to in clauses 4.2(a)<https://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000041#P106_5805>,4.2(b)<https://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000041#P107_5876> and 4.2(c)<https://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000041#P108_5968>;or
(e) which supplies labour to a business in the telecommunications services industry on a labour hire basis in respect of any such labour hire employees while engaged in the performance of work for a business in the telecommunications services industry.
IANAL, but B and D look close “enough” for webhosting companies.  The award does NOT cover technologists and engineers.

And of course, read the NES at


From: AusNOG <ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net> on behalf of Rob Thomas <xrobau at gmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022 at 8:33 am
To: Greg Lipschitz <glipschitz at summitinternet.com.au>
Cc: ausnog at ausnog.net <ausnog at ausnog.net>
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] modern awards
Oh, and the link to download the actual PDF is https://portal.fairwork.gov.au/ArticleDocuments/872/business-equipment-award-ma000021-pay-guide.pdf.aspx - summary is $21.94 to $27.75.


On Sat, 27 Aug 2022 at 08:30, Rob Thomas <xrobau at gmail.com<mailto:xrobau at gmail.com>> wrote:
I feel it's 100% on topic, and whilst I don't have any award employees here in au, EXTREMELY useful to know the right one to use when we need it!

Thanks Greg and Nick.


On Sat, 27 Aug 2022 at 08:17, Greg Lipschitz <glipschitz at summitinternet.com.au<mailto:glipschitz at summitinternet.com.au>> wrote:
Hi Nick

I would have said that that is the wrong award as it’s for Retail. (Think shop assistant etc)

Perhaps look at

Examples of employees covered by the Business Equipment Award include:

  *   technical employees and technicians

That seems more appropriate.


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Subject: [AusNOG] modern awards

Just been asked to ensure staff are paid at correct rates, I am satisfied they are, however one guy has questioned it, he's not making a fuss, but it's got me thinking, so I thought I'd ask the community here who surely would know, before I go contacting and waiting 3 months for a reply from FWA - before this dude just make a fuss :now we have a union run govt ->
This is a webhosting company, only 6 employees, the guy is one of 3 helpdesk tech support CSR's,  he questions he is in the correct award, we have him under MA000041 and cust contact  level 1 (he has no special qualifications and doesnt have server level access, your typical run of the mill tech support dude)

Anyone see this as a problem?
OFF list replies welcome, since I think this might exceed the list charter, to which I apologise for in advance.
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