Wilmar Sugar Enterprise Agreement

The ANMF (Vic Branch) continues to represent nurses for mothers and children, as well as vaccine nurses, in negotiations with a number of local government councils that are trying to freeze wages, delay negotiations on enterprise agreements or shake up agreements, citing the effects of COVID 19. The sugar industry has the meaning indicated in paragraph 4.2. c) The contract may have been amended, replaced or abandoned by a separate, written and/or oral agreement, so that its purported deadline no longer applies (Fisher). Casey City Council is aiming for a 12-month extension of the current agreement with a 1 percent pay increase. An enterprise agreement is put into circulation for a vote – unions recommend that members vote against the agreement. Wyndham City Council will pay the 2.1 per cent increase in July 2020 as stipulated in the current enterprise agreement. Wilmar Sugar (along with the CSR and Chelsea brands) is Australia`s leading sugar and renewable energy company and is one of the world`s top 10 producers of raw sugar. With bioethanol and sugar refineries in Australia and New Zealand, Wilmar manages a large, often seasonal, staff that is paid weekly. The complexity of the salary rules for enterprise agreements required a time-and-presence solution. If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced.

After extensive negotiations, two failed EBA votes and a Fair Work Commission dispute against Hobsons Bay City Council, ANMF and other unions proposed an increase of at least $28 per week for a short-term enterprise agreement. ANMF and other unions agreed to postpone enterprise negotiations with the regional council for 12 months, but Ararat employees received 1.5% in the first pay period after 1 July. Wilmar`s staff are paid on time to ensure that complex pay rules are followed. Wilmar Sugar is also able to manage facility maintenance tasks more efficiently. An electronic record of the completion of each maintenance task ensures compliance with the rules. It also ensures the accuracy of order calculation and the actual time it takes and provides performance criteria for continuous improvement.