Mon 06 Jun 2016

Annual Wage Review Decision 2016

On 31 May 2016 the Fair Work Commission handed down its annual wage review decision. The decision applies to all employees covered by modern awards, enterprise awards or transitional APCSs, as well as award free employees.

Summary of Decision

  • Minimum wages in modern awards will be increased by 2.4% from the first full pay period commencing on or after (ffppooa) 1 July 2016.
  • This increase can be absorbed into existing over award payments, as per the absorption clause in the applicable modern award.
  • The 2.4% increase will also apply to the national minimum wage, increasing it by $15.80 to $672.70 per week, or $17.70 per hour.
  • The national minimum wages for juniors, apprentices, trainees , and employees with a disability have also been increased by 2.4%.

Further information

If you would like to discuss how this decision affects your workforce, CCF Tas Members and Associate Members have access to Workplace Relations Specialists through our partnership with the TCCI.

Please call TCCI’s team on 1300 765 123 or email