Wages Information

CFMEU Members enjoy higher wages and better conditions because they are part of an organisation that gives us collective power when negotiating with employers.
The union protects and improves members' wages and conditions. Our successful bargaining campaigns continue to deliver fair wages and better conditions.

The awards which cover CFMEU Manufacturing members are:

Timber Industry Award 2010
  • Timber workers generally
  • Harvesting and haulage of timber
  • Sawmilling
  • Milling of wood products, including plywood veneers, MDF, LVL and similar products
  • Timber merchants and retailers
  • Cabinet makers
  • Door and window manufacture
  • Musical instruments
  • Picture frames
  • Polishing
  • Upholstery
  • Wood Machining
  • Other products and furniture made from wood or timber
  • Pulp and paper workers
Manufacturing and Associated Industries & Occupations Award 2010
  • Bedding
  • Blinds
  • Floor layers - domestic
  • Flooring Products
  • Mattresses
  • Screens and awnings
Joinery and Building Trades Award 2010
  • Glaziers 
  • Joinery
  • Prefabricated building products
  • Shopfitting
Building and Construction On-site Award 2010
  • Cabinet Makers - on site
  • Floor layers - on site
  • Glaziers - on site


CFMEU Award wage rates and allowances bulletins

Award Information Hub

Variations to the following awards (with the new wage rates of pay and allowances) came into operation from 1 Nov 2020, The new rates which came into effect start from your first full pay period that starts on or after 1 November 2020

Timber - Gen Timber

Timber - Wood & Furniture

Timber - PPW

TCF Award

TCF Award w/ Cas rates

TCF Award w/ Cas rates (Viet)

Manufacturing & Assoc Inds Award

Manufacturing Award (TCF)

Manufacturing Award w/ Cas rates (TCF)

Joinery & Build Trades Award


Scheduled variations to the following awards (with the new wage rates and allowances) will not come into operation until 1 February 2021.

The current rates (which came into effect on 1st of July 2019) are below:

Dry Cleaning Award

Dry Cleaning Award w/ cas rates

Dry Cleaning Award w/ cas rates (Viet)

Laundry Award

Laundry Award w/ cas rates

Laundry Award w/ cas rates (Viet)


Further information:

Timber Industry Award 2010

Joinery and Building Trades Award 2010

Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010

Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010

National Employment Standards (NES)


Find your EBA

Click here to find your EBA on the Fair Work Commission website.
If you are a member and are having any trouble finding your EBAs, please contact the Union on 1800 060 556 or your local organiser for assistance.


General Award


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