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Industrial Award Information

The Market and Social Research Industry Agreement 2017 -2020

The Market Research Industry Award was created in 1990 by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission after extensive negotiations between (then) AMRO and the National Union of Workers (NUW). A new modernised version of this Award came into effect on 1 January 2010.

The Market and Social Research Industry Award covers virtually all market and social research undertaken in Australia. Preserving it as a separate Award and has avoided market and social research being brought within a general private sector clerical award - which would have increased costs across the industry. The Award and consecutive Industry Agreements (that sit above the Award) have given the industry stable and flexible workplace relations.

The latest Industry Agreement was reached between AMSRO and the NUW in 2017 and runs until 2020. It sets minimum rates of pay and conditions for all market research and social research employees employed by AMSRO members.

Click here for a copy of the 2017-2020 NUW and AMSRO Market and Social Research Industry Agreement. For details of Wage Rates for the current year, click here.