Contracts for Full Time Farm Hands and Farm Workers
According to the Pastoral Award 2010, employees must provide full-time farm work or farm hand employees a written statement providing the above details. Any terms or conditions set out in a full-time contract that do not comply with the Award or National Employment Standards are not enforceable.
Make sure you are also aware of the ‘Award flexibility’ clause that allows variance to the terms of the relevant Award. Any changes, called an Individual Flexibility Agreement (IFA) must be agreed upon in writing by both the farm hand and employer. IFA’s can be tricky, so it is usually a good idea to seek professional advice in this situation.
Seeding recruitment is well underway for 2018 and Emma and Renae are busy digging to find YOU their best candidates! If you haven’t already, register your job vacancy details now. You can also review the Featured Candidates on our website to get a taster of those available.
It's Ag Show Season! Wagin Woolorama Round Up
The Wagin Woolorama has come and gone for another year. President Tony Baxter says “this year’s event proved to be very successful with the sheep sections maintaining their numbers, the cattle and poultry sections were considerably up in entries. All other sections ran well and attracted plenty of crowd interest. Attendance over the two days was over 23500, we were helped by moderate weather conditions with Friday being in the low 30s and Saturday in the mid 2Oc s. The large crowd enjoyed the many types of entertainment we had to offer, and food vendors were kept busy a lot of the time. Probably my highlight was the selection of the three shearers to be selected in the state team to represent WA in the national finals.”
Air Seeder Operators, Geraldton (MODERN MACHINERY AND UP TO 80’ BARS!)
Permanent Senior Farm Hand (FANTASTIC EMPLOYER)
SEASONAL CANDIDATE - 50 years old from New Zealand, non smoker, looking to come over for the Australian seeding season. Available with a weeks notice and looking to operate machinery. Operated 90-130HP tractors feeding out, mowing, heavy rolling, driving truck and trailer (4 and 5 axle). Other machinery experience includes 3m mower, 10 tonne and 17 tonne roller, 3m sub soiler/aerator,3m direct drill, Mcormick tractors, JD tractor, 3m mulcher. Three great references received from her most recent employers (one an Ag Contractor where she's been since October 2017 plus two dairy farms). Driving licences - NZ 4, 5L & Forklift (equivalent HR and learners HC). Off farm: carting truck and trailer units of hay bales, both round bales and squares. On farm: silage truck driving.
PERMANENT CANDIDATE - 38 year old, non-smoker, wife and x3 boys (all under 10 years old), x1 dog all based in the Eastern States at present. Now looking for a permanent position on a mixed enterprise anywhere in AUSTRALIA. Would prefer to be close to the coast and schooling options are important. 15 years+ dairy experience from milking to management to budgets and operating smaller machinery. Wants to step away from dairy and get into broad acre farming or cattle position. Loves livestock and would love to learn broad acre from a farmer that is happy to guide him. Excellent communication skills, great listener, outside the box thinker and would be able to mold this individual to what you need for your farm. GIVE HIM A GO HE MAYBE WHAT YOU ARE AFTER? Own transport, Available to head over here asap.