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Fair Work Commission minimum wage increase announced.

Fair Work Commission minimum wage increase announced. (Last Updated On: August 23, 2017)

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has today delivered its annual wage review. The new rates will apply from the first full pay period commencing after 1 July 2017.

  • all modern Award rates will increase by 3.3% per cent (with weekly wages rounded to the nearest $0.10)
  • the national minimum wage will increase by 3.3% per cent to $18.29 per hour or $694.90 per week for a full-time employee, an increase of $0.59 per hour

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Even after you register, Employsure will contact you directly with any changes to Modern Award rates as they come to light.

Penalty rates in the hospitality and retail sectors

The Commission has also announced that reductions in the Sunday penalty rates in a number of awards in the hospitality and retail sectors will be phased in over the next two to three years, commencing 1 July 2017.

The pay rate schedules on the MyEmploysure portal will be updated accordingly for the following awards:

  • Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010
  • Restaurant Industry Award 2010
  • General Retail Industry Award 2010
  • Fast Food Industry Award 2010
  • Pharmacy Industry Award 2010

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