Access to Labour
Our members need access to labour to ensure the viability of their businesses
Put simply, our industry can’t operate at capacity without a full complement of staff. And it’s not just bad news for businesses when staff can’t be found – there’s a flow-on e
AMIC members have expressed frustration with the current arrangements, including skills requirements under the Meat Industry Labour Agreement and changes to visa availability.
We are advocating for changes to visa arrangements and MILA applications as well as pushing for better enticements for local workers, including:
Migration Skilled Income
The Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) to be set at same level as in labour agreements in some other industries.
Reintroduction of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold discount to reduce the cost to the Meat Industry.
Review of English literacy requirements for Skilled Migrant Visas to recognise that different roles have different needs in regards to education and training.
Allowing industry businesses more control over their Human Resource hiring procedures.
Allowing the transition of 417 visa workers into skilled worker positions within industry.
Improved funding and availability for traineeships and apprenticeships for local workers.