The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced a 2.5% rise in the national minimum wage following the Annual Wage Review 2021.
The rise affects anybody who is paid the national minimum wage or the minimum award wage. From 1 July 2021, the new national minimum wage will be in effect. Employees who are currently paid more than the minimum wage are unaffected by the rise.
The FWC will issue draft determinations and orders about how this decision affects awards. It will then update the pay rates in each award.