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The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is the Peak Council that represents retailers, processors, exporters and smallgoods manufacturers in the post-farm-gate meat industry.

Annual Wage Increase of 3.3% effective July 1st 2017

Fair Work Commission has handed down the 2017 wages decision on 6th June. FWC decided to increase the minimum adult rates of pay in each of the Modern Awards by 3.3% per week - including the Meat Industry Award 2010.

The operative date for the increase is the first full pay period to commence on or after 1 July 2017.

These wage sheets apply to all AMIC members except for sole trader/partnerships in Western Australia. Those rates will be announced later this month. 

Please login to the HR/IR secure section of this website and see the Detail Index page for the wages sheets. AMIC emailed wages sheets to all members on June 9th and sent a hard copy on June 16th & 27th. If you have any questions please call AMIC HR on 02 9086 2220.

         Thank you to our 2017 National Competition Industry Partners

AMIC National Meat Industry
WH&S Conference 2017
AMIC WH&S Butcher Shop Safety Video

The Conference, held in July, was well attended and very successful.

Please see here for photos of the speakers and here for photos of the Awards and social photos.

AMIC has produced a short video about safety in butcher shops featuring some SA members. Login to the HR/IR secure section and go to the WHS Database Index under "V" to download this excellent training tool.
Energy Efficiency Information
Grants Program (EEIG)
National Sausage King Hall of Fame

AMIC was awarded funding
under this program to develop
an EEIG program for the meat
Please see the EEIG
pages for more information.

The AMIC National Sausage King Hall of Fame is presented to those companies that consistently excel at winning a first place in the National Sausage King Competition. 

The Pink Butcher Charity Campaign October is Pink Butcher Month
World on a Plate - a history book 
of meat
processing in Australia
AMIC has partnered with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) to help raise awareness & funds. October is Pink Butcher Month and all butchers are invited to take part.
Please see here for more information and to register.

AMIC's National Processing Director, Stephen Martyn has written a book on the history of meat processing in Australia.

To buy a copy please see the Information Sheet and then the Order Form to place your order.

Save on energy bills & receive a 
$50 voucher!*
Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System (AAWCS)

AMIC members  have access to cheaper energy rates in 4 states. Make It Cheaper can compare your bills for free to see if a saving can be identified.  Find out more
*Once the business contract is deemed as live – this could be up to 90 days post-sale.
    AAWCS is an independently audited certification program used by Australian livestock processors to demonstrate compliance with industry best practice animal welfare standards. Read more. More on AMIC’s animal welfare here.
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