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Changes to Minimum Wages in Australia

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has set a 2.6 per cent increase in the minimum wages across Australia and these changes will take effect from July 1, 2013.

How will this affect businesses in the hospitality industry?

The minimum wage for full time employees in Australia will change as of July 1, 2013. The current minimum wage of $606.40 per week will be increased to $622.20.

Who will be affected?

  • All businesses
  • Hospitality workers
  • Trainees
  • Apprentices

What will happen to my Redmako trainees?

Good news – your Redmako trainees will continue as per normal. There will be no changes to their traineeships or apprenticeships.

Your trainees will continue with their personalised, face-to-face training, and as the business owner, you’ll always have a full support team backing you at every turn.

However, you will need to follow the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 [MA000009], which outlines the minimum wage for your trainees.

Find the changes that will take place as of July 1 here.

Find the current award here.

How will my business handle the financial pressures?

If you have any employees who are not currently being trained through Redmako, you could be missing out on possible Government financial incentives. To find out more, please call Redmako on (07) 3339 1400 or visit Redmako Learning

I have more questions.

Please contact the FWC about any questions you have regarding the minimum wage changes. http://www.fwc.gov.au/.

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