The Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages.
This will apply to all award wages. Increases to awards will start on 3 different dates for different groups of awards. This year, there has been a split in groupings as to when the increases come in to effect, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on particular industries.
Minimum wage increase for Building & Construction industry falls in the Group 2 category:
Group 2 Awards – will start from 1 November 2020
- A range of other industries
FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND ADVICE FOR APPRENTICE BRICKLAYERS:
ABBTF and government provide financial and advisory support for apprentices, to find out which incentives apply in your State or Territory please contact us, for other info please visit: https://www.becomeabricklayer.com.au/apprenticeships/
FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO EMPLOY A BRICKLAYING APPRENTICE:
Businesses have an opportunity to positively impact the economy by supporting apprentices in developing their skills. Considerable financial support is also available to encourage the employment or hosting of Apprentice Bricklayers. This, in turn, will increase the capacity of a business to build economic resilience. For more info please visit :https://www.becomeabricklayer.com.au/employers/
For anyone not covered by an award or an agreement, the new National Minimum Wage will be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour. This applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2020.
We will release an update on 1 November 2020 regarding the award increase.
Got a question or want to stay up to date with changes to workplace laws?
visit – https://www.fairwork.gov.au/