Annual Wage Review – Group 1 (From July 1st 2020)
National Minimum Wage increased by 1.75% from 1 July 2020.
On Friday 19 June 2020 the Fair Work Commission handed down the Annual Wage Review 2019–20 decision.
Key Feature of the Decision
The National Minimum Wage has been increased by 1.75% to $753.80 per week, or $19.84 per hour. The minimum wage increase will take effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2020.
Modern Award minimum rates of pay will also increase by 1.75%. Modern Award increases will have staggered operational times:
Award Group Operative Date
Group 1 1 July 2020
Group 2 1 November 2020
Group 3 1 February 2021
What this means for businesses
Businesses that pay employees in line with the National Minimum Wage need to make sure that employees are paid in accordance with the new minimum rates from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2020.
Business that pay employees in line with Modern Awards need to make sure that employees are paid in accordance with the new minimum rates from the first full pay period on or after the operative day for the relevant Modern Award.
For enterprise agreement covered employees, business must ensure that the base rates in the enterprise agreement will not fall below the new base rates in the relevant Modern Award or the National Minimum Wage.
Modern awards in each group:
Group 1 Awards: 1 July 2020
The modern award minimum wages in the awards listed below will be increased by 1.75 per cent from the start of the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2020.
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2020 MA000115
Aged Care Award 2010 MA000018
Ambulance and Patient Transport Industry Award 2020 MA000098
Banking, Finance and Insurance Award 2020 MA000019
Cemetery Industry Award 2020 MA000070
Children’s Services Award 2010 MA000120
Cleaning Services Award 2020 MA000022
Corrections and Detention (Private Sector) Award 2020 MA000110
Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2020 MA000076 Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010 MA000077
Electrical Power Industry Award 2020 MA000088
Fire Fighting Industry Award 2020 MA000111
Funeral Industry Award 2010 MA000105
Gas Industry Award 2020 MA000061
Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2020 MA000027
Medical Practitioners Award 2020 MA000031
Nurses Award 2010 MA000034
Pharmacy Industry Award 2020 MA000012
Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 MA000100
State Government Agencies Award 2020 MA000121
Water Industry Award 2020 MA000113
Australian Federal Police Enterprise Award 2016; MA000142
Christmas Island Administration Award 2016 MA000149
Reserve Bank of Australia Award 2016 MA000140
Northern Territory Public Sector Enterprise Award 2016 MA000151
Nurses and Midwives (Victoria) State Reference Public Sector Award 2015 MA000125
Nurses (ANMF – Victorian Local Government Award) 2015 MA000131
Victorian Government Schools Award 2016 MA000155
Victorian Government Schools – Early Childhood – Award 2016 MA000152
Victorian Local Government (Early Childhood Education Employees) 2016 MA000150
Victorian State Government Agencies Award 2015 MA000134