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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