News & Views

29th June 2020

Federal Minimum Wage Increase: 1.75%

On the 19th of June, the Fair Work Commission released its annual wage review determination: a 1.75% increase to the National minimum wage and the Modern Award minimum wages.

This wage increase will be staggered across ‘Groups’ of Awards in order to assist those industries most adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The awards most relevant to our members, the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award and the Clerks – Private Sector Award, are both part of Group 2.

The minimum wage increase will apply to Group 2 Awards on the first full pay period on or after the 1st November 2020.

For members that utilise Awards outside of the two mentioned above, please feel free to contact us for further information and assistance.

For more information, download our information sheet, or see the announcement on our website.