SA ‘Fair Work’ Bill delivers minimum wage and basic rights

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SA ‘Fair Work’ Bill delivers minimum wage and basic rights

A ‘Fair Work’ Bill has passed the SA Parliament which will deliver a minimum wage, equal pay provisions for women and other basic entitlements such as carer’s leave.

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A ‘Fair Work’ Bill has passed the SA Parliament which will deliver a minimum wage, equal pay provisions for women and other basic entitlements such as carer’s leave. 

Initiatives

The State Government’s Industrial Law Reform (Fair Work) Bill also delivers initiatives such as:

  • bereavement leave;

  • more conciliation to avoid litigation;

  • multi-employer agreements;

  • 3 year enterprise agreements;

  • cheaper and more effective law enforcement;

  • best endeavours bargaining;

Industrial Relations Minister Michael Wright said that the Bill delivers a balance between helping working families and the disadvantaged, while providing benefits for business. 

‘The Bill will guarantee a minimum wage for all South Australians. It will also help to ensure that outworkers – some of the most socially disadvantaged in our community – will actually get paid,’ he said. 

‘The Bill has benefits for business through provisions such as best endeavours bargaining, longer enterprise agreements, and recognition of the effect that the size and resources of business have on the way dismissals are handled. 

‘Injured workers who are sacked in a way that breaks Workers Compensation laws will also have greater protection under this Bill.’ 

Wright said the Government has funded a 100% increase in the Industrial Relations Inspectorate from 1 July this year. 

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