Minimum wages to increase in 3 stages from 1 July 2020

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to the National Minimum Wage following its 2020 Annual Wage Review.

The decision will impact 2.2 million working Australians.

Australia's lowest paid workers will get a $13 a week pay bump following the Fair Work Commission's latest announcement of the minimum award for workers.

The increase applies to awards in 3 stages, which start from the first full pay period on or after:

  • 1 July 2020
  • 1 November 2020
  • 1 February 2021.

The pay rise will apply for human services and frontline workers from 1 July; construction and manufacturing workers from 1 November; and arts, retail and hospitality, tourism and aviation sector workers from 1 February 2021.

For anyone not covered by an award or an enterprise agreement, the new national minimum wage will be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour. This applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2020.

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