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Last week's survey results on the question of......
How much above award are you paying your staff and are you using the joinery award as your guideline for your business or an alternative award?:
We pay signwriters based on the Building & Construction (Construction Worker Level 4 - Signwriter) award. Senior staff get paid additional allowances based on skills & experience. Salespeople, designers and admin are paid under other agreements
No idea and I don't really want to know. Any employee of ours is a contractor and we negotiate a rate with each individual that is satisfactory to both parties. I do believe that that is the only way to pay employees, whether they are full time or contract. These Award rates are designed by the cursed unions and Labor governments that have created so much damage to our country via raising wages and conditions that we are probably one of the least competitive country's in the world today.and one of highest, if not the highest, when it comes to the cost of living. OK, I accept that we may have some of the safest working conditions that are enforced by law but at what cost to the country and its citizens.
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