Get set for a 2.4% wage increase

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.4% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2016.

The new national minimum wage will be $17.70 per hour for a permanent employee  21 year and over and $22.13 for a casual employee. This applies to all domestic staff employed through a WPN or ABN everywhere but WA.

In WA, as at 1st July 2015 ( no increase has been released yet) its $17.89 for a permanent and $21.47 casual employee.