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The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.5% increase to minimum wages. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2018.

The new national minimum wage will be $719.20 per week or $18.93 per hour.

The 3.5% increase applies to employees that get their pay rates from:

  • the national minimum wage
  • a modern award.

The national minimum wage applies to employees who aren’t covered by an award or agreement.

MLSA members whose employees are covered by the Gardening and Landscaping Services Award 2010 are affected by this wage increase. Download the new Pay Guide by clicking here.

Note that the increase doesn’t affect employees who already get paid more than the new minimum wage.

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