WA award and minimum pay rates to increase from 1 July 2017

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Today the WA Industrial Relations Commission increased the state minimum wage for award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2017.

The Commission has awarded a $16 per week increase in the state minimum wage for adult award free employees, lifting it to $708.90 per week.  WA Award rates of pay below $791.90 per week (equivalent to the C10 classification) will also increase by $16, while award rates of pay equal to or higher than $791.90 per week will increase by 2.3 per cent.

Junior rates and rates for apprentices and trainees will also increase proportionately.

The updated minimum rates for award-free employees and updated Wageline WA award summaries will be available on 1 July 2017.  To be notified when the new pay rates are available on the Wageline website subscribe to the Wageline Newsletter.  Alternatively check back to our website or call Wageline on 1300 655 266.

This pay rate increase applies to only employers and employees in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as:

  • sole traders (eg Jane Smith trading as Jane’s Café)
  • unincorporated partnerships (eg Jane and Bob Smith trading as Jane’s Café)
  • unincorporated trust arrangements (eg Jane and Bob Smith as trustees for Jane’s Café)

If the business or organisation is in the national system visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website www.fairwork.gov.au for information on pay rate increases from 1 July 2017. 

Labour Relations
Department News
14 Jun 2017

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