The new P&C Award (Parents and Citizens Associations Award State 2016) was released late afternoon Wednesday, 31st August 2016.
The Award will be effective from Thursday, 1st September 2016.
A copy of the new Award has been sent out to all P&C Members.
New pay rates sheets are in the process of being developed, we will get these out to you as soon as possible.
CMS will be conducting educational seminars and webinars over the next couple of months and we will notify you once these are finalised.
Please do not hesitate to conduct us if you have any questions regarding the new Award.
The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the Qld State School Teachers will receive a 2.5% increase over a 3 year agreement with the Government.
If your current Kindergarten Enterprise Agreement is aligned with the Qld State School Teachers wage increase the increase to pass on will be 2.5%.
You will need to check your agreement what date the increase comes into effect.
Pay rates are available, please contact CMS.
If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Norris on 07 3852 5177 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank all of you that attended our Grant Writing 101 Seminar yesterday, 26 July 2016 at the Kedron Wavell RSL. It was a huge success and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. We would also like to thank our guest presenter Jocelyn Ashcroft from Canteens.com.au, you always do an incredible job!
Thank you all for your wonderful feedback and remember if you have any further questions you would like answered be sure to send them through to email@example.com or call us on 1300 007 110.
To ensure that you are ready to get your employees' payment summaries out by the 14 July 2016, CMS have created a webinar to assist you with this process. Click on the below link to view our "Guide to preparing your employees' payment summaries".
We hope you enjoy.
The Fair Work Commission Minimum Wage Panel has handed down their decision today to deliver a 2.4% increase to the Federal Minimum Wage and the Modern Awards.
The federal minimum weekly wage will increase to $672.70 per week ($17.70) per hour) from 1 July 2016.
All modern award base rates will increase by 2.4% from 1 July 2016. Weekly wages will be rounded to the nearest 10 cents.
Pay rate sheets will be sent shortly to all members after the Fair Work Commission has handed down their final determinations and then they will also be available on the website.
Please do not hesitate to contact CMS should you require any further information or would like assistance in applying the increase.
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down their decision to vary a number of modern awards in relation to various aspects of paid annual leave. This has been part of the 4 yearly review of modern awards.
In June and September 2015, the Fair Work Commission determined 4 different model terms to be inserted in to various modern awards, they are:-
Cashing out of annual leave;
Electronic funds transfer and paid annual leave;
Granting annual leave in advance; and
Excessive annual leave.
Fair Work Commission have re-drafted these model terms in plain language.
A majority of CMS members will only be affected by three of the model terms:-
Cashing out of annual leave;
Granting annual leave in advance, and
Excessive annual leave.
The following is the list of modern awards that CMS members operate under and will have these three model terms inserted in the very near future.
Amusement, Events and Recreation Award 2010
Children’s Services Award 2010
Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010
Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010
Fast Food Industry Award 2010
Fitness Industry Award 2010
General Retail Industry Award 2010
Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010
Labour Market Assistance Industry Award 2010
Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2010
Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010
Supported Employment Services Award 2010
Waste Management Award 2010
Fair Work Commission will release draft determinations, various parties will have 7 days to provide comment. Once finalised the Fair Work Commission will vary each of the awards effected.
CMS will advise our members when the final determinations and modern awards have been updated.
Sometimes you may find that your current bookkeeper rates are cheap, BUT they may take 16 hours to do the work, when a more experienced and higher priced bookkeeper may only take 6 hours to do the exact same work.
What you need is great bookkeeper. A great bookkeeper will do more than just get you over the line with your compliance.
This is what you look for in a Great Bookkeeper:-
If you need assistance finding a bookkeeper contact CMS today, our qualified bookkeepers are ready and eager to help you.
All members for which CMS provides payroll services are already SuperStream compliant.
The Queensland Government is implementing the Not Now, Not Ever campaign to raise community awareness and encourage community participation during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May. Visit the website to find out how you can get involved.
Thursday, 28th April 2016 is Workers Memorial Day and World Day for Safety and Health at Work. A day to remember those lost to work related injury or illness and to take action to prevent future workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths.
Visit the website to find out how to get involved.