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.
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.
How did the 2018 harvest go for grape growers across SA?
One of the highlights of our 2018 Grape Grower Roadshows was getting to know growers across the state. It was great to hear the challenges growers in each region face and what they want to see from their state representative body.
At each of the events we put a camera in front of a few growers to hear how their harvest went and their thoughts on WGCSA among other things. Click the button to watch and be sure to check out our whole Video Library with interviews with industry experts and WGCSA Councillors.
Labour hire licensing postponed to February 2019
The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) provides an update on the Labour Hire licensing laws that were set to be enforced from September 1.
The big news is that to ensure that there is sufficient time for the State Government to consider and properly address the issues raised by the stakeholders, Consumer and Business Services made the decision on 5 June 2018 not to enforce the legislation until 1 February 2019.
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