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Unions win 5.75% pay rise for almost 3 million workers

02 June 2023 By Fouzia Aden

Almost 3 million workers are set to receive a 5.75% pay rise after a well fought campaign by union members.

The Fair Work Commission have announced that Modern Award Rates will increase by 5.75% and the National Minimum Wage will increase by 8.6% on July 1, 2023.

Australian Services Union members have campaigned for a meaningful pay rise through the Award Wage Review, and today we won!

This announcement by the Fair Work Commission is a clear example that when we stand together to campaign for better pay and conditions we can win.

ASU members should be proud for campaigning and winning this pay rise!

What you need to know:

  • Workers covered by Modern awards are set to receive a pay rise of 5.75%as of 1 July 2023.
  • The lowest paid workers covered by the National Minimum Wage will receive a pay rise of 8.6% as of July 1, 2023.
  • If you are employed on an enterprise bargaining agreement, you won’t receive a pay increase unless your base rate of pay falls below the minimum award rate for your classification. This is your rate of pay without separate amounts like shift rates or overtime.

Our work continues – we need to ensure that employers pass on this wage increase to their workers on 1 July.

Your employer will be reviewing your current rates against the Award minimums over the coming 

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