On 30 May, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) announced the Annual Wage Review 2018-19 Decision, awarding a 3 per cent increase to all modern award wages and lifting the national minimum wage to $740.80 or $19.49 per hour. The determinations and order giving effect to the decision will come into operation on 1 July 2019.

Updated wage bulletins will be made available once the awards have been formally varied by FWC to give effect to the decision.

Members seeking further information should contact the IR Department on (03) 9411 4560.