The Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) is the peak body for South Australian grapegrowers
funded through a voluntary levy paid on all winegrapes sold from SA vineyards.
Proposed changes to the SA Grape Grower Industry Fund
Are you a member of the Wine Grape Council of South Australia?
Keep reading to have your say on the future of the SA Grape Grower Industry Fund.
The Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) is the peak body for South Australian independent grape growers. It is funded through a voluntary contribution, paid on SA wine grapes into the South Australian Grape Grower Industry Fund (SAGGIF). The contribution is calculated at $1 per tonne of grapes sold.
We are currently in the process of reviewing the SAGGIF as per our legislative requirement. The SAGGIF ensures that SA wine grape growers’ interests are strongly represented at a state and national level.
Roadshow wrap up and member registration details
Wow! What a great series of roadshows we had across the state with over 200 grape growers and interested parties attending.
Following the roadshows, we need to communicate the proposed change to the SA Grape Grower Industry Fund (SAGGIF) with as many members as possible, including providing members with additional information and then conducting a formal vote.
To do this I require current SAGGIF members to register their member details online for me to verify membership and ensure the voting process is correct and transparent.
Wage increase in award rates for the Wine Industry Award
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its annual wage review decision on 1 June 2018 to increase the national minimum wage and award rates of pay.
The FWC has awarded a 3.5% wage increase to apply to all modern awards and the national minimum wage. Proportionate adjustments will apply to juniors, trainees and other employees.
The new wage rates are operative from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2018. SAWIA has put together a Wage Sheet to help growers understand the changes to the award. Click the button below to read more.
SAGGIF Registration Form