The Fair Work Commission is extensively varying existing awards as a result of the 4 yearly review of modern awards. The modern awards will be varied in 3 tranches during 2020.
The technical and drafting matters for the second tranche of 31 awards have been completed. The varied awards have been issued and will commence operation on 13 April 2020 and 4 May 2020.
During the review, the Commission decided that the manufacturing section of the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award (the Vehicle Award) should be moved into the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award (the Manufacturing Award) to reduce the complexity in the Vehicle Award.
When the new awards come into operation on 4 May 2020, the Vehicle Award will become the Vehicle Repair, Services and Retail Award 2020. The Manufacturing Award will then cover employees previously covered by sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Vehicle Award.
Any outstanding substantive or common issues claims that have not yet been determined will be incorporated into the varied awards by way of a subsequent variation determination.
To find out which awards have been varied, and to access the new versions of awards before they commence operation, go to the Modern awards list on the Commission's website.
To see the decision relating to these awards, go to  FWCFB 690.