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Blog / June 16th, 2021

The Fair Work Commission hands down its Annual Wage Review decision

The new minimum hourly wage will be $20.33 per hour (or $772.60 per week).

This constitutes an increase of 49 cents per hour or $18.80 per week.

Last year, the FWC decided to stagger the commencement of the wage increase for those industries particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, increases for most Awards will commence on 1 July 2021. However, there remains some exceptions for industries that remain heavily affected by the pandemic.

For workers covered by the following Awards, the increase will commence on 1 November 2021:

Air Pilots Award 2020

• Aircraft Cabin Crew Award 2020

• Airline Operations – Ground Staff Award 2020

• Airport Employees Award 2020

• Airservices Australia Enterprise Award 2016

• Alpine Resorts Award 2020

• Amusement, Events and Recreation Award 2020

• Dry Cleaning and Laundry Industry Award 2020

• Fitness Industry Award 2020

• Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010

• Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020

• Live Performance Award 2020

• Mannequins and Models Award 2020

• Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award 2020

• Nursery Award 2020

• Racing Clubs Events Award 2020

• Racing Industry Ground Maintenance Award 2020

• Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2020

• Restaurant Industry Award 2020

• Sporting Organisations Award 2020

• Travelling Shows Award 2020

• Wine Industry Award 2020.

For workers covered by the General Retail Industry Award 2020, the increase will commence 1 September 2021.

To read the decision in full, click here. (https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/wage-reviews/2020-21/decisions/2021fwcfb3500.pdf)

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the wage review, please contact our Employment and Workplace Relations team – Contact Us.