22 Jun NATIONAL WAGE CASE DECISION
On 19 June, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) minimum wage panel announced the 2020 annual wage review decision under the Fair Work Act 2009. The FWC has once again decided to apply a percentage increase to minimum rates of pay.
The decision increases the national minimum wage by 1.75% from $740.80 per week to $753.80 per week, or $19.84 per hour, based on a 38 hour week. This constitutes an increase of $13.00 per week to the minimum weekly rate or 35 cents per hour to the minimum hourly rate. Minimum rates in modern awards will also be increased by 1.75%, although the timing of the adjustment will vary depending on the modern award, with all awards included in one of three groups.
The FWC had decided, however, to apply the same increase to all modern awards, but from three different operative dates. Members can find out more from TTIA General Circular 6/2020.