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New pay rates for Group 2 modern awards

Minimum wages for Group 2 modern awards increased by 1.75% this week.
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New pay rates for Group 2 modern awards

New pay rates for Group 2 modern awards

6 November 2020

Minimum wages for Group 2 modern awards increased by 1.75% this week. This group covers construction, manufacturing and a range of other industries.

The Fair Work Commission announced the increase to minimum wages in June, with staggered starting dates for the different groups of awards. The 1.75% increase is applied to the base rates of pay in the award.  

Most employees are covered by an award. If you’re not sure which award applies, use the Find my award tool on the Fair Work site.

For anyone not covered by an award or an agreement, the new national minimum wage of $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour applied from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2020.


What about those on the JobKeeper payment?

The new minimum wage also applies to any work an employee performs while they're in the JobKeeper scheme, if they get their pay rate from an award or the national minimum wage.


Timeline for the increases

Group 1 Awards - from 1 July 2020
Group 2 Awards - from 1 November 2020
Group 3 Awards - from 1 February 2021

See below for a complete list of awards in Group 2.

Aluminium Industry Award
Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award
Aquaculture Industry Award
Architects Award
Asphalt Industry Award
Black Coal Mining Industry Award
Book Industry Award
Broadcasting, Recorded Entertainment and Cinemas Award
Building and Construction General On-site Award
Business Equipment Award
Car Parking Award
Cement, Lime and Quarrying Award
Clerks—Private Sector Award
Coal Export Terminals Award
Concrete Products Award
Contract Call Centres Award
Cotton Ginning Award
Dredging Industry Award
Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award
Gardening and Landscaping Services Award
Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award
Higher Education Industry-Academic Staff-Award
Higher Education Industry-General Staff-Award
Horticulture Award
Hydrocarbons Field Geologists Award
Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award
Joinery and Building Trades Award
Journalists Published Media Award
Labour Market Assistance Industry Award
Legal Services Award
Local Government Industry Award
Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award
Marine Towage Award
Maritime Offshore Oil and Gas Award
Market and Social Research Award
Meat Industry Award
Mining Industry Award
Miscellaneous Award
Mobile Crane Hiring Award
Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award
Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award
Pastoral Award
Pest Control Industry Award
Pharmaceutical Industry Award
Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award
Port Authorities Award
Ports, Harbours and Enclosed Water Vessels Award
Poultry Processing Award
Premixed Concrete Award
Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award
Professional Employees Award
Rail Industry Award
Real Estate Industry Award
Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award
Road Transport and Distribution Award
Salt Industry Award
Seafood Processing Award
Seagoing Industry Award
Security Services Award
Silviculture Award
Stevedoring Industry Award
Storage Services and Wholesale Award
Sugar Industry Award
Supported Employment Services Award
Surveying Award
Telecommunications Services Award
Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award
Timber Industry Award
Transport (Cash in Transit) Award
Waste Management Award
Wool Storage, Sampling and Testing Award

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