Get set for a 3.0% wage increase - 2019 Annual Wage Review
The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.0% increase to minimum wages.
The new national minimum wage will be $740.80 per week or $19.49 per hour.
The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2019.
The 3.0% increase applies to employees that get their pay rates from:
- the national minimum wage
- a modern award.
The national minimum wage applies to employees who aren’t covered by an award or agreement.
Remember, there will be further changes to certain penalty rates in some hospitality and retail awards from 1 July 2019, following a Commission decision in 2017.