Bulletin 19: Price increase to beer as at 1 August 2018

A number of costs have increased in recent times, some significantly, adding to the total operating cost of pub and hotel businesses. Having regard to increases in such costs including the increase in the excise on alcoholic beverages from 1 August 2018, AHA (Vic) is of the view that the following prices are warranted with […]

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Bulletin 18: Changes to the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998

Dear Members, Recently, the Victorian Parliament passed the Liquor and Gambling Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (the LGLA Act). The LGLA Act amends the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (LCR Act) which will mean a number of changes for you. As of today, licensees that were previously required to maintain an RSA register are no longer required to do so, […]

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Bulletin 17: July 2018 Industrial Matters Update

2018 Annual Wage Increase of 3.5% Effective from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018 New wage rate schedules can be found under Documents once logged in and it should be noted that Sunday penalty rates for full time and part time employees has reduced a further 10% down to a 160% penalty. Updated […]

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Bulletin 16: Membership Renewal

Thank you for your continued support of AHA (Vic) & TAA (Vic). As we have come to the end of the financial year, it’s membership renewal time. We have recently moved to a new membership database which means this year we can save trees and from tomorrow we will be sending out renewal invoices via […]

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Bulletin 15: AHA (Vic) Updated Bank Accounts

Dear valued members & partners, In support of our Exclusive Principal Partnership with Bank of Melbourne, AHA (Vic) has transferred its banking facilities accordingly. We ask that you please update details at your end to reflect our new bank account information as follows: Bank: Bank of Melbourne Name: Australian Hotels & Hospitality Inc. BSB: 193-879 Account Number: 414-726-101 Payments […]

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Bulletin 14: 2018 Wage Increases and Allowances

The Fair Work Commission Annual Wage increase for 2018 was determined in respect of the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 on 20 June 2018. The 3.5% wage increases will be applicable to all employers for the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018. The Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (HIGA) is applicable […]

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Bulletin 13: 2018 Wage Increase and Allowances

Get ready for a 3.5% increase to base rates of pay The Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review Panel increase for 2018 was determined in respect of the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 on 2nd June 2018. The 3.5% wage increase in the base rate of pay will be applicable to all employees for the […]

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Bulletin 12: Annual Reconciliation of Employee Entitlements 2018

It is that time of the year to review all employee entitlements, review excessive accumulations of accrued annual leave and in lieu entitlements, to ensure that registers of employee entitlements are mutually acknowledged. When an employee leaves their employment, there are numerous occasions when a dispute arises over an employee’s accrued leave, other entitlements and […]

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Bulletin 11: AHA (Vic) Workplace Relations Member Support

The AHA (Vic) membership includes hospitality specific support relating to all your workplace / employee associated matters including; unfair dismissal claims and general protection claims (representation at conciliations), support for any alleged underpayment of employee entitlements, bullying and harassment claims and most other employee related issues arising in the day-to-day management of your business. AHA […]

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Bulletin 10: Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday 2018

Members who employ staff under the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (HIGA 2010) are reminded of the forthcoming public holiday and arrangements under that award. The forthcoming award public holiday is: Queen’s Birthday           Monday 11 June 2018 The HIGA provides the following arrangements for the public holiday listed above: Rates where employees are required to […]

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