Wage rates & Site allowances

Refrigeration and Service 
Wage rates from 1st March 2019

Wage rates from 1st March 2022

Wage rates from 1st March 2021

Site and Height allowances from 1st October 2021

Site and Height allowances from 1st October 2022

Note: Site allowance increases in October, and height allowance increases in March.

Entitlements to fares and travel allowances

Employees will be paid travel time allowances as described in the table below for each day on which they present themselves for work.

 Travel timeFares
Start or finish on the job using own vehicleyesyes
Start or finish on the job using public transportyesyes
Start or finish on the job provided with transportyesno
Start and finish at the workshopyesno
Annual leavenono
Public holidaysnono
Sick leavenono
Apprentices attending trade school

Incolink (Redundancy)

1st October 2019 

$81.00 per week.

1st October 2020

$100.00 per week.

1st October 2021

$120.00 per week.

1st October 2022

$140.00 per week

1st October 2023

$160.00 per week

Incolink now has only one account, the Incolink Redundancy Account. Incolink has moved to one account to make it easier and fairer for workers. This was as done as part of making the Incolink COVID-19 payments available. 

Initial Claims were capped at $5,654 this has been increased to up to $8,000.

Tax Rates:

Under 55 years of age taxed at 30%

55 and over taxed at 15%

Previously in a severance account you were taxed 32% on all claims. Now you’ll have the opportunity to claim tax free if you are made genuinely redundant.

Under Australian taxation law, genuine redundancies attract a 0% tax rate, any other reasons such as resignation, shortage of work or for casual workers a 32% tax rate applies. For these rates to apply, the member must provide a Tax File Number at the point of claim.

Apprentices may be able to make a claim if they have been made redundant due to the lack of work and have been working on a construction site.

For further information, read here.

CoINVEST (Long service leave)

How much money do I get?

You are paid at your normal gross weekly rate of pay, including all site allowances but excluding travel, fares, overtime and leave loading.

After 7 years = 9.1 weeks 
10 years = 13 weeks
Does it cost me? No, your employer pays for you. To find out more, contact CoINVEST

Other allowances (1st March 2022)

Living away from home 
Single style accommodation provided$43.89 per day
+2 meals a day 
Accommodation not provided$190.17 per day
Miscellaneous allowances 
Meal allowance$21.93 per meal
First aid$3.31 per day
Demolition allowance $7.79 per hour

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