Aussies working in some key industries are getting a pay bump this week, as the minimum wage increase comes through.
But the increase was delayed to October 1 for certain industries heavily impacted by COVID.
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Workers in the hospitality, tourism and aviation industries will now see a pay rise for their first full pay period from October 1.
With payments typically sent to workers by the 15th of each month, this week should mark the first time these workers see a boost.
Which Aussies are getting a pay bump?
Workers receiving these 10 awards will receive a pay rise from October 1:
Air Pilots Award [MA000046]
Aircraft Cabin Crew Award [MA000047]
Airline Operations - Ground Staff Award [MA000048]
Airport Employees Award [MA000049]
Airservices Australia Enterprise Award 2016 [MA000141]
Hospitality Industry (General) Award [MA000009]
Registered and Licensed Clubs Award [MA000058]
Restaurant Industry Award [MA000119]
Alpine Resorts Award [MA000092]
Marine Tourism and Charter Vessels Award [MA000093]
The award minimum wage increase of 4.6 per cent was subject to a minimum increase of $40 per week for adult awards (based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee), Fair Work said.
That means workers earning below $869.60 per week will see a pay increase of $40 per week.
Workers earning more than this may see a higher pay increase.
Cost of living was at the forefront of the minimum wage increase decision.
“We are conscious that the low-paid are particularly vulnerable in the context of rising inflation,” Fair Work president Justice Iain Ross said at the time of the wage-review decision.