Get set for a 3% wage increase

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2014.

The increase only applies to employees that get their pay rates from the national minimum wage, a modern award or in some cases a registered agreement.

The new national minimum wage will be $640.90 per week or $16.87 per hour. The national minimum wage applies to employees who aren’t covered by an award or agreement.

Most employees are covered by an award. Award rates will increase by 3%. If you’re not sure which award applies to you, visit

Follow this link to read the annual wage review 2013-14.

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