The Fair Work Commission has released the tenth annual minimum wage review decision under the Fair Work Act, 2009 on 30 May 2019.

This decision increases the modern award wage rates by 3.0% and the national minimum wage from $719.20 per week to $740.80 per week, or $19.49 per hour, based on a 38 hour working week.

Last year’s increase was 3.5%.  The increased rates will take effect from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2019.

The new wage rates have been uploaded to the Members Only section of the website and contain new rates for Juniors, Adults, Saw Doctors, Apprentices, Piece Workers, Transport Works, Clerks and also covers all other allowances.

FTMA Australia thanks TTIA for their continued support of our Association and for providing such a detailed overview of the new wage rates that come in to effect on the 1st July, 2019.

All Members should ensure they meet the new minimum obligations from 1 July 2019. Please remember, the increase is fully absorbable into over award payments.