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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 Review Decision Announced

 

On 4th June the Fair Work Commission handed down its Annual Wage Review decision for 2014. The decision affects the award rates of all 122 modern awards including the Meat Industry Award 2010. Adult award rates will increase by 3%. Juniors, Apprentices & Trainees will receive a proportionate increase.
The operative date for the increase in the First Full Pay Period to Commence on or after 1st July 2014.For more detailed information please see this link to the Fair Work website.

Please Note: prior to June 23rd the new tax rate was not known. See this link to the PAYG Weekly Tax Table. Earlier wages sheets did not reflect this tax adjustment. AMIC has adjusted all applicable rates and re-loaded the wages sheets into the secure section.
How Members can Access the New Wage Rates & Allowances
AMIC has now published the new rates in the HR secure section of our website. Members please click here to login or request a login to access this section. AMIC has also sent an Advisor e newsletter with wages sheets and hard copies
Incentives for Employers and  Apprentices
 
State Regional Competitions

There have been a number of changes to the financial benefits for employers and apprentices which includes the new trade support loans for apprenticeships including butchers & smallgoods makers. 
Please login to our secure section to read more.
 
NSW & ACT Sausage King & Burger Comps started July 16 
QLD State Final in August 
SA State Final held July 4
TAS Sausage King & Burger Comps to be held October 19
VIC State Final held July 3
WA Burger & Pie Comps over, Sausage King starting in Aug
Updates on Q Fever prevention
 
World on a Plate history book
      
Query Fever is an infectious disease  transmitted to humans from infected farm, domestic or wild animals. AMIC has posted guidelines to help eliminate and reduce the risk of Q Fever in the workplace. Login to our secure  HR Database & see the Q Fever fact sheet.
  AMIC's National Processing Director Stephen Martyn has written a book on the history of meat processing in Australia. 
Read more in the Information Sheet first and then fill out the Order Form for your own copy.

2014 AMIC/Neild & Co NSW/ACT Apprentice Competition
 
The AMIC Master Butcher of Australia 

The two-day Neild & Co sponsored Competition was hosted by Hamilton TAFE. Congratulations to the Granville TAFE apprentices who took out the top three places.

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Profiles on the winners
 
The title is a recognised industry achievement that signifies a person is at the top of their trade & experienced beyond the trade qualification. It is attained through an application and assessment process. Please contact your local AMIC office for applications. 

Work, Health & Safety and Worker's Compensation News
 
Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System (AAWCS)
For all Work, Health & Safety as well as Worker's Compensation updates, amendments and news for all states, territories and on a national level, please click here

    The AAWCS is an independently audited certification program used by Australian livestock processors to demonstrate compliance with the industry best practice animal welfare standards. Read more
Find out more about AMIC’s commitment to best practice animal welfare here.
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