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FAIR WORK COMMISSION INCREASES MINIMUM RATES BY 1.75% IN ITS FIRST SPLIT DECISION
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has increased all Modern Award Rates by 1.75% in recognition of the economic effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The FWC has set different start dates between July 2020 and February 2021 as follows:
- Wage Increase from 1 July 2020 applies to Group One Awards. This includes frontline healthcare and social assistance workers, teachers and childcare workers and other essential services.
- Wage Increase from 1 November 2020 applies to Group 2 Awards. This includes construction, manufacturing and other industries.
- Wage Increase from 1 February 2021 applies to Group 3 Awards. This includes accommodation/food services, arts/recreation, aviation, retail and tourism.
Refer to the below link – Summary of Decision for information on Modern Award Groups – commences page 14.
The FWC said 3 operative dates had been chosen based on the impacts of the pandemic on each sector.
The Federal Minimum Wage will also increase from 1 July 2020. The new Minimum Weekly Wage will be $753.80 ($19.84 per hour).
FACT – The last Minimum Wage Decision was during a severe economic downturn – the Fair Pay Commission’s 2009 ruling – delivered a pay freeze.
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