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1.75% increase to minimum wages announced today

Today the Fair Work Commission announced a 1.75% increase to minimum awards wages.

For anyone not covered by an award or an agreement, the new national minimum wage (NMW) will be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour.

Unlike previous years, not all award increases will be effective the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2020. Instead, awards will start on 3 different dates for different groups of awards.

The 3 groups are:

Group 1 Awards - from 1 July 2020

Frontline Heath Care & Social Assistance Workers

Teachers and Child Care

Other Essential Services

Group 2 Awards - from 1 November 2020



A range of other industries

Group 3 Awards - from 1 February 2021

Accommodation and Food Services

Arts and Recreation Services





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