Wage Announcement June 2020

The Fair Work Commission has announced there will be an increase to the National Minimum Wage from 1 July 2020 and an increase to modern award rates from either 1 July 2020, 1 November 2020 or 1 February 2021, depending on the award that is applicable.

Please find below excerpts from the Fair Work Commission website.

In short the decisions are as follows:

  • The new national minimum wage will increase by 1.75%, taking it to $19.84 per hour or $753.80 per week for a full time employee.1.75% increase to modern award rates will be effective from either 1 July 2020, 1 November 2020 or 1 February 2021. ​ Increases to awards will start on 3 different dates for different groups of awards.
  • For anyone not covered by an award or an agreement, the new national minimum wage will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2020.

When will my award increase?

The increase to awards will happen in 3 groups.

Group 1 Awards – from 1 July 2020

  • Frontline Heath Care & Social Assistance Workers
  • Teachers and Child Care
  • Other Essential Services

Group 2 Awards – from 1 November 2020

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • A range of other industries

Group 3 Awards – from 1 February 2021

  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Arts and Recreation Services
  • Aviation
  • Retail
  • Tourism

If you have any questions regarding any of these matters please contact us at ResolveHR. www.resolvehr.com.au

See below for a complete list of awards in each group:

  • Group 1
  • Group 2
  • Group 3

Group 1

The new minimum wages will start in the following awards from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2020.

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award Fire Fighting Industry Award
Aged Care Award Funeral Industry Award
Ambulance and Patient Transport Industry Award Gas Industry Award
Banking, Finance and Insurance Award Health Professionals and Support Services Award
Cemetery Industry Award Medical Practitioners Award
Children’s Services Award Nurses Award
Cleaning Services Award Pharmacy Industry Award
Corrections and Detention (Private Sector) Award Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award
Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award State Government Agencies Award
Educational Services (Teachers) Award Water Industry Award
Electrical Power Industry Award  


Group 2

The new minimum wages will start in the following awards from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 November 2020.

Aluminium Industry Award Miscellaneous Award
Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award Mobile Crane Hiring Award
Aquaculture Industry Award Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award
Architects Award Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award
Asphalt Industry Award Pastoral Award
Black Coal Mining Industry Award Pest Control Industry Award
Book Industry Award Pharmaceutical Industry Award
Broadcasting, Recorded Entertainment and Cinemas Award Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award
Building and Construction General On-site Award Port Authorities Award
Business Equipment Award Ports, Harbours and Enclosed Water Vessels Award
Car Parking Award Poultry Processing Award
Cement, Lime and Quarrying Award Premixed Concrete Award
Clerks—Private Sector Award Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award
Coal Export Terminals Award Professional Employees Award
Concrete Products Award Rail Industry Award
Contract Call Centres Award Real Estate Industry Award
Cotton Ginning Award Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award
Dredging Industry Award Road Transport and Distribution Award
Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award Salt Industry Award
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award Seafood Processing Award
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award Seagoing Industry Award
Gardening and Landscaping Services Award Security Services Award
Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award Silviculture Award
Higher Education Industry-Academic Staff-Award Stevedoring Industry Award
Higher Education Industry-General Staff-Award Storage Services and Wholesale Award
Horticulture Award Sugar Industry Award
Hydrocarbons Field Geologists Award Supported Employment Services Award
Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award Surveying Award
Joinery and Building Trades Award Telecommunications Services Award
Journalists Published Media Award Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award
Labour Market Assistance Industry Award Timber Industry Award
Legal Services Award Transport (Cash in Transit) Award
Local Government Industry Award Waste Management Award
Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award Wool Storage, Sampling and Testing Award
Marine Towage Award  
Maritime Offshore Oil and Gas Award  


Group 3

The new minimum wages will start in the following awards from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 February 2021.

Air Pilots Award Live Performance Award
Aircraft Cabin Crew Award Mannequins and Models Award
Airline Operations-Ground Staff Award Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award
Airport Employees Award Nursery Award
Alpine Resorts Award Professional Diving Industry (Recreational) Award
Amusement, Events and Recreation Award Racing Clubs Events Award
Commercial Sales Award Racing Industry Ground Maintenance Award
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Industry Award Registered and Licensed Clubs Award
Fast Food Industry Award Restaurant Industry Award
Fitness Industry Award Sporting Organisations Award
General Retail Industry Award Travelling Shows Award
Hair and Beauty Industry Award Vehicle Repair, Services and Retail Award
Horse and Greyhound Training Award Wine Industry Award
Hospitality Industry (General) Award  

Add Comment