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Changes to Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award (BREA)

Published November 23, 2017 (last updated February 9, 2023) - Head of Operations
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The Fair Work Commission has issued a change to the Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award 2010, also known as the BREA Award, which is now in force and employers must comply.

What are the Changes?

The Fair Work Commission (the FWC) has recently made a change to the Broadcasting, Recorded Entertainment and Cinemas Award 2010 (the Award), specifically:

  • The FWC has clarified that junior cinema employees are to be paid a percentage of the Cinema Worker level 3 adult rate, which includes the 8% penalty averaging component.
  • This change has reinforced the way in which junior rates for cinema employees are calculated. As such the rates of pay remain the same, it is the wording in the award which has been simplified.

What Do I Need to Do?

  • Ensure that you pay junior cinema employees the correct rate of pay.

How Can Employsure Help Me?

Not a client? If you need help understanding and implementing these changes, please contact Employsure on 1300 651 415 and we can give you free, initial advice on this topic. If you’d like more help implementing these changes in your business and are interested in ongoing support, Employsure can help you.

Employsure clients affected by the changes to the Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award have been notified of these changes by email. Get in contact with Employsure if you have any trouble understanding or implementing these changes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When did these changes come into effect?

    These changes came into effect on Friday 1 May.

  • Has the Pay Rate Schedule changed?

    No, the Pay Rate Schedule for the Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award has not changed.

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