WAGE RATE INCREASE 2019 GENERAL RETAIL INDUSTRY AWARD and TIMBER INDUSTRY AWARD
Members are advised that the new wage rates in have been increased by 3% by order of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in its recent Annual Wage Review for all industry awards, including the General Retail Industry Award (GRA) and the Timber Industry Award.
The MGA TMA wage tables for the awards have now been adjusted to reflect the increase ordered by the FWC and these rates will be effective from the first full pay period after 1 July 2019.
At this stage the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has not released its wage tables but we have chosen to release the rates subject to making any minor adjustments which may be necessary after the FWO releases their wage rates.
The wages rates for the awards are available on our website which are available by clicking here.
If you are operating your business under an enterprise agreement the base wage rates for all classifications must not fall below the wage levels in the relevant award. Members should ensure that their wage rates are equal to or above the equivalent level in the award.
If you have any queries about wages please do not hesitate to contact our Legal and HR team on 1800 888479 or 03 98244111 (option 1).