- Minimum Wage increase of 1.75%
- Low paid hospitality workers in the Hunter to benefit from wage increase
- Unions disappointed wage increase is lower than expected.
The Fair Work Commission has just announced an increase to the minimum wage of 1.75% per week for workers who earn the least.
Unions have been left disappointed by the descision as they had been pushing for 4% percent rise in the minimum wage.
The increase will bring the minimum wage up to $753.80 per week, which is a rise of around $13 per week.
The Fair Work Commission president said ” If we awarded no increase to workers, it would amount to real world wage cut”
The wage increase would come into effect from July 1st and will benefit low paid workers in a time where every cent counts.