Annual Wage Review 2019-2020

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced the Annual Wage Review 2019 – 2020 Decision. The National Minimum Wage and Award Rates will increase by 1.75%.

The FWC still has to make Determinations on the application of the Decision to pay rates and allowances in each Award. CCSA will publish the new pay rates once the Determinations have been finalised by the FWC. We expect these Determinations to be finalised by late June.

CCSA recommends services treat with caution rates from other parties that are published prior to the Determinations being made.

The increase will be applied in two tranches in the Early Childhood sector.

From the first full period commencing on or after 1 July 2020 for Group 1 Awards

  • Children’s Services Award 2010
  • Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010
  • Nurses Award 2010
  • Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2020

From the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020 for Group 2 Awards

  • Clerks-Private Sector Award 2020

If your employees are covered by an Enterprise Agreement that refers to either the relevant Modern Award(s) or the Annual Wage Review in its wage-setting mechanism, your rates of pay may be affected by this increase. Alternatively, if the Annual Wage Review results in Modern Award base rates that exceed those contained in your Agreement, you will need to review your Agreement pay rates.

We will provide more information for those services covered by Enterprise Agreements when the Determinations are finalised.

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