Plain language updates to Fast Food Award

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28 July 2022 | Updated 1 August 2022

The Fast Food Award has been rewritten using plain language by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). This is to make it easier to understand and use.

Award changes

As a result of this review, FWC have also made some changes to the award. These changes apply from the first pay period on or after 28 July 2022.

Changes include:

  • removing shiftworkers provisions to clarify that the award doesn’t apply to shiftworkers
  • confirming minimum engagement rules for casuals
  • updates to the coverage rules.

All other usual award provisions remain the same.

Updated information and tools

We’ve updated our Fast Food Award information and tools. This includes our:

You can also access a copy of the award at Fast Food Award.

About the plain language review

As a part of the 4 yearly review of modern awards, the FWC has been rewriting many using plain language. Learn more about this process at FWC – Plain language re-drafting.

More information

Access the FWC decisions for the Fast Food plain language review at FWC – Fast Food Industry Award (AM2016/15).

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