If your employment is NOT under an Agreement and/or you are on the minimum wage (including Modern Award) you may soon receive a pay increase. As of Monday 1 July 2019, the national minimum wage will increase by 3 per cent. The decision, handed down by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on 30 May 2019, will affect 2.2 million Australian employees (21 per cent of the Australian workforce) who have their pay set by a modern award or the national minimum wage.

The weekly minimum wage, which is currently $719.20, will increase to $740.78 per week, while the hourly minimum wage will increase from $18.93 to $19.49 per hour. All modern award minimum wages will increase by 3 per cent, while the current loadings for all casual employees will remain at 25 per cent. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the ANMF Member Support Team here.