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Unions have been successful in securing pay rises for those working under WA State and Federal Awards.  These increases begin from the first pay day after 1 July 2012.  So check your next pay slip to see if you are being paid properly.

 

State Award increases

In the WA State Wage Case the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission awarded a 3.4% increase in the minimum wage, making the minimum hourly rate $16.52 or $627.70 per week for a full time worker.  For those employed under WA State Awards, this increase also flows to those not only on minimum rates, but at higher award classifications.  This includes increases for apprentice and trainee wages under State Awards.

If you wish to check if you are under a State awards, click here: Pay Rates and Award Summaries

If you are still not sure if a state award applies to you, call your union (click here for contact details) or call Wageline on 1300 655 266.

 

Federal Award increases

Following representations from unions Fair Work Australia has awarded a 2.9% increase resulting in a minimum hourly rate of pay $15.96 per or $606.40 per week for a full time worker.  This applies to those on Minimum wages as well as those on higher levels under federal awards.  This includes increases for apprentice and trainee wages under State Awards.

If you don’t know if a Federal award applies to you call your Union (click here for contact details) or go to www.fairwork.gov.au/ and click ‘PayCheck Plus’.

 
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