Minimum wage rise of 3% announced

Around 2.2 million Australian workers will receive a pay rise after the Fair Work Commission increased the national minimum wage by 3 per cent, amounting to an extra $21.60 a week.

  • The minimum wage from July 1 will be $19.49 an hour, or $740.80 a week for full-time workers
  • The Fair Work decision affects around 2.2 million workers on the minimum wage or modern awards
  • Like the minimum wage, modern award pay rates will rise by 3 per cent on July 1

The commission’s annual review decision takes the minimum wage to $740.80 a week or $19.49 an hour.

Find out more here – www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-30/fair-work-commission-raises-minimum-wage/11162780

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