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BREAKING! 3% Increase to the Minimum Wage

2019-05-30

This morning, the Fair Work Commission announced that the minimum wage will increase by 3% providing a welcome increase to millions of low paid workers across the country. 

From July 1 2019, this increase will see an extra $21.60 per week come through to those affected workers.  HACSU members working for Non-Government Organisations, employed under the SCHCADS agreement may be impacted by this change, as it will see an increase to the minimum award wage.

Unfortunately, whilst any increase is a step in the right direction, it falls short of the living wage proposed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions and is less than the 3.5% increase last year.

You can read a statement from the ACTU on the decision here .

Increases to wages and conditions are fought hard by strong unions with dedicated members like yourselves. Talk to your colleagues today about the importance of being a HACSU member!  Click here to print this notice to place on your workplace noticeboard.