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Hair and Beauty industry wins Federal Award

From January 1st 2010, a new Hair and Beauty Industry Award will come into effect for all businesses covered under the federal industrial relations system. Hair and beauty salons were to be included under a general Retail Industry Award but Hair and Beauty Australia opposed this arguing that the employment of apprentices, and unique safety issues, make the industry very different to that of retail. After making two written submissions on behalf of the industry to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, the ruling is a major coup for Hair and Beauty Australia and reinforces its position as the peak industry body for the Australian hair and beauty industry.

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