Local Government Industry Award [MA000112]

Who the Local Government Award covers

The Local Government Award covers employers in the local government industry and their employees who fit in a classification in the award.

The local government industry means activities undertaken by:

  • local government entities
  • corporations controlled by one or more local government entities.

A local government entity means a:

  • council
  • local council
  • county council
  • municipal council
  • shire council
  • other local government bodies created or regulated by legislation of the relevant State or Territory.

Employees in the Local Government Award can undertake a variety of tasks including but not limited to:

  • management work
  • senior executive work
  • clerical and administrative work
  • professional/specialist positions, including project management
  • technical work.

The Local Government Award also covers labour hire businesses and their employees who are placed with an organisation in the local government industry.

Check the award for full information on who is covered and the classification descriptions.

Source reference: Local Government Industry Award [MA000112] clauses 2, 4 and schedule A.

Who the Local Government Award doesn’t cover

The following employers and employees are not covered by the Local Government Award:

  • chief executive officers
  • nurses
  • doctors
  • early childhood teachers and assistants
  • local government associations and their employees.

The Local Government Award doesn’t cover employers and employees when they are covered by one of the following awards:

  • Nurses Award
  • Medical Practitioners Award
  • Educational Services (Teachers) Award
  • Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award.

Check the award for full information on coverage and classifications.

Source reference: Local Government Industry Award 2010 [MA000112] clauses 2, 4, and schedule A.

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