Labour standards and practice
Award Reliance 2013
Client: Fair Work Commission (formerly Fair Work Australia)
The WRC in collaboration with ORC International examined national system organisations in which at least one employee has their pay set at the specified award rate. The key objective of the study was to understand the mix or 'categories' of such employees and, where possible, their location on award classification scales. A particular focus of the research was to identify professionals and other employees on higher award classifications whose pay is set at the specified award rate. The study consisted of a quantitative survey of such organisations. Data were gathered on the size and structure of these organisations, the nature of employment arrangements within these organisations as well as information on bargaining activity within them.