Increase to Minimum Wage 2020 - 1.75% staggered increase

At 10 am this morning (19 June 2020) the Fair Work Commission advised on the Increase to Minimum Wage 2020

The increase is set at 1.75% and will be a staggered increase due to the current economic situation

$753.80pw

$19.84PH

Modern awards will increase by 1.75%

This takes effect at differing times:

1 July 2020 – Group 1

  • Frontline Health Care and Social Assistance Workers
  • Teachers and Childcare Workers
  • Other Essential Services

1 November 2020 – Group 2

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • A range of other industries
1 February 2021 – Group 3
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Arts and Recreation Services
  • Aviation
  • Retail Trade
  • Tourism

You can listen here  to the full speech – https://youtu.be/_4U1WrdMQOw (15mins long)