Important news about wages!

Important news about wages!

The Fair Work Commission has recently announced a 3.5% increase to the National Minimum Wage.

This increase will also apply to apprentice and trainee wages under most modern awards.

When Do These Changes Take Effect?

The new wage rates will apply from July 1st 2018 – so it’s important to make sure that you’re paying the correct wages as of the first pay period next financial year.

Need Help

The new rates for your apprentices, as well as other employees that may be affected by these increases, can be found via the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Pay and Conditions Tool.

Useful Tip

You can also register for automatic updates from Fair Work through this link – this will ensure that you’re kept up to date when details within your award change.


We’re here to help! If you have any questions, please contact MAS National or call 1300 627 628.