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.