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This publication is a summary of the Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award.
This WA award summary includes information on new employer obligations and employee entitlements introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 which commenced on 20 June 2022.
There are several WA awards covering the work of baristas, chefs, cooks, and kitchen, counter, catering, bar and wait staff. The award that applies will depend on the type of business:
On 23 June 2022 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2022 State Wage Case decision. The WAIRC decision increased WA award rates below $887.40 by $40.90 per week and increased WA award rates of $887.40 and above by 4.65%.
To view pay rates for previous years visit the Previous WA award summaries page.
This WA award summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses (and their employees) that operate as:
This summary does not cover businesses and organisations in the national industrial relations system which operate as:
If the business or organisation is in the national system visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website www.fairwork.gov.au