Min­i­mum wage rises by 2.6pc

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AN ex­tra $15.80 a week will now ap­pear in the pay pack­ets of Aus­tralia’s low­est-paid work­ers as an in­crease to the National Min­i­mum Wage came into ef­fect on Mon­day.

About 1.5 mil­lion work­ers have been granted the 2.6 per cent pay rise. The min­i­mum weekly wage is now $622.20 a week, or $16.37 an hour.

The ACTU will hold National Check Your Pay Day on July 12 to en­cour­age staff to check that their em­ployer is pay­ing the in­crease.

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