|Modern Awards - Content and Coverage|
Modern Awards all follow a similar pattern, in a structural sense. In addition, all modern awards contain a number of clauses with standard wording.
There are 122 modern awards that cover all of Australia for the private sector. Most, but not all of these 122 modern awards have their coverage framed by reference to the industry of the employer. This is a major change from the past when awards were largely designed by reference to the occupation, trade or profession of the employee.
The LDO Award is an award covering the industry of the employer, and this is a significant advantage in ensuring correct award coverage.