Minimum wage increase
THE Fair Work Commission has handed down a decision increasing the National Minimum Wage by 3.5% to come into effect from the beginning of the first pay period commencing on or after July 1, 2018. This means the NMW will increase by $24.30 per week or $0.64 per hour to $719.20 and $18.93 respectively.
Award wage rates will also be increased by 3.5%.
Provisional new wage sheets will be published on the Primary Employers Queensland website prior to July 1, 2018.