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Clause 20.1 of the Onsite Award provides a tool allowance in recognition of a tradesperson’s provision and maintenance of their standard tools of trade. The Commission has determined that the clause will largely remain the same but with some minor amendments effective from 1 July 2020.
No. Your employees who have been eligible for tool allowance will continue to be eligible for the allowance. The tool allowance is payable to trades at a set value per week, which is subject to annualised increases by the Commission.
This information is part of a series of updates on the Modern Award changes aimed at assisting members understand the requirements. More information can be found in the articles in the ‘What to read next’ section.
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