The state Metal Trades (General) Award has been amended to increase the tool allowance to $17.10 per week for tradespeople (with a proportionate increase for apprentices). Other allowances including meal allowance and the leading hand allowance have also been increased.
The changes were effective as of the first pay period on or after 5 November 2015.
The most common allowances are displayed in Wageline’s WA award summary for the Metal Trades (General) Award. A full copy of the award can be found on the WAIRC website.