Written by Justine Pepper, Director, PeopleVision

Today the Fair Work Commission announced a 5.2% increase to National Minimum Wage and 4.6% minimum pay rates under awards.

The National Minimum Wage will be $812.60 per week or $21.38 per hour ($40 per week increase)

Modern award minimum wages will increase by 4.6 per cent subject to a minimum increase for adult award classifications of $40 per week. The $40 per week increase is based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee. In effect, modern award minimum wage rates above $869.60 per week will receive a 4.6 per cent adjustment, wage rates below $869.60 per week will be adjusted by $40 per week.

When will the increase take affect?

Changes are to take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022 for majority awards.

Increase for awards in the aviation, tourism and hospitality sectors will be delayed until 1 October 2022. These awards include:

  • Aircraft Cabin Crew Award 2020
  • Airline Operations – Ground Staff Award 2020
  • Air Pilots Award 2020
  • Airport Employees Award 2020
  • Airservices Australia Enterprise Award 2016
  • Alpine Resorts Award 2020
  • Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020
  • Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award 2020
  • Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2020
  • Restaurant Industry Award 2020.

Employees covered by an award or registered agreement must be paid the minimum pay rates, including penalty rates and allowances in their award or registered agreement. These pay rates may be higher than the National Minimum Wage.

View the announcement here

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