October 2014

25 Sep Superannuation Increases Delayed

The latest change occurred when the Senate passed legislation that will freeze the employer compulsory superannuation guarantee contribution at 9.5% until 2021, and abolish the Low Income Superannuation Contribution in 2017.  Members can see further information in Circular number 7 of 2014....

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04 Jun Minimum Wage Increase 2014

The Fair Work Commission Minimum Wage Panel has awarded a 3% increase to the national minimum wage which will be effective from 1 July 2014.  This brings the minimum weekly wage to $640.90 per week ($16.87 per hour). TTIA will be issuing updated award summary sheets...

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10 Feb TTIA Council Election Results

In December 2013 the Australian Electoral Commission conducted an election of the Timber Trade Industrial Association Council as is required by the Constitution of the TTIA every four years.  Section 198 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (“the Act”), and the regulations, require an...

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24 Jan CRUSH INJURIES

WorkCover NSW is reminding business owners of safety in the workplace after new research shows that in the 12 months from August 2012 to August 2013, there had been 46 incidents where people had received crush injuries while working near or in large machinery or...

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16 Jan TAKE MEASURES TO PREVENT HEAT FATIGUE

As summer temperatures rise, employers are reminded to take measures to prevent fatigue caused by working outdoors.  Businesses must protect workers from the ultra violet (UV) radiation in sunlight and reduce the hazards associated with working in hot and sunny environments. Long working hours in the...

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