Date: 9 July 2018
The peak body for working people has a message 2.3 million people paid under awards – check your next few payslips.
In the first full pay period after July 1, everyone working under an award should get a 3.5 percent raise to all award rates.
No adult worker in Australia can be paid less than the new minimum hourly rate: $18.93 per hour, and $23.66 per hour for a casual worker. And in many industries the legal minimum is even higher, as all awards are set to increase by 3.5 percent.
Workers under an award who do not receive an increase in their payslip should contact their union or call the ACTU on 1300 486 466 during business hours.
Unfortunately for hundreds of thousands of workers, the increase in the minimum wage also comes with the second round of the Turnbull Government’s cuts to penalty rates.