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Fitness Award changes to benefit swimming instructors

Fitness Award changes to benefit swimming instructors
July 11, 2018

In a move that clarifies the Fitness Award for swimming instructors, the Swim Instructors Association (SIA) has announced that the Fair Work Commission has accepted proposed changes to the Fitness Award.

In a statement, the SIA explained “this means that the Award is now clear - if your employer asks you to teach a lesson on your own, you must be paid as a teacher (Level 2+) regardless of how many hours you have completed at Level 1.

“If this is not happening at your centre then contact the SIA today.”

The Swim Instructors Association (SIA) is a division of the Australian Workers Union.

Click here to view the history of variations to the Fitness Award on the Fair Work Commission website.

16th April 2018 - PAUL SADLER SWIMLAND TO BE SUPERVISED BY WAGE REGULATOR AFTER UNDERPAYING 1300 STAFF

18th January 2018 - FITNESS AUSTRALIA’S BILL MOORE FLAGS INDUSTRY CHALLENGES FOR 2018

3rd January 2018 - FAIR WORK COMMISSION CONSIDERS FITNESS INDUSTRY AWARD PENALTY RATE RISES 

4th October 2017 - WEEKEND PENALTY RATES DEAL SECURED FOR YMCA VICTORIA SWIM TEACHERS

16th June 2017 - YMCA VICTORIA MOVES TO CORRECT UNDERPAYMENT OF AQUATIC FACILITY STAFF

26th April 2017 - ASSA LOOKS TO GLOBALISE THE SWIM SCHOOL INDUSTRY 

3rd February 2017 - FAIR WORK COMMISSION CUTS SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY PENALTY RATES

29th December 2016 - PAUL SADLER SWIMLAND FORCED TO TAKE ACTION ON STAFF UNDERPAYMENTS

11th December 2016 - UNION LAUNCHED FOR SWIMMING TEACHERS AND LIFEGUARDS

8th August 2016 - FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN STEPS IN TO STOP CANBERRA GYM UNDERPAYING PERSONAL TRAINER 

22nd December 2015 - PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION CALLS FOR WEEKEND PAY CHANGES IN ENTERTAINMENT, HOSPITALITY AND RETAIL

26th November 2012 - FAIR WORK AUSTRALIA MAKES CHANGES TO FITNESS INDUSTRY AWARD


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