WA award summary - Transport Workers (General) Award

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This publication is a summary of the Transport Workers (General) Award.

There are several WA awards covering the work of a driver or driver assistant. The award that applies will depend on the type of business:

On 24 June 2021 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2021 State Wage Case decision. The WAIRC decision grants a 2.5% per week increase in WA award rates of pay from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2021.To view pay rates for previous years visit the Previous WA award summaries - pre 1 July 2021 page.

This WA award summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as:

  • sole traders (e.g. Jane Smith trading as Jane’s Removalists)
  • unincorporated partnerships (e.g. Jane and Bob Smith trading as Jane’s Removalists)
  • unincorporated trust arrangements (e.g. Jane and Bob Smith as trustees for the Smith Family Trust, trading as Jane’s Removalists)
  • incorporated associations and other non-profit bodies that are not trading or financial corporations

This summary does not cover businesses and organsiations in the national industrial relations system which operate as:

  • Pty Ltd businesses that are trading or financial corporations (e.g. Smith Pty Ltd trading as Jane’s Removalists)
  • incorporated associations and other not-for-profit bodies that are trading or financial corporations

If the business or organisation is in the national system visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website: www.fairwork.gov.au

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Last updated 30 Jun 2021

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