Today the WA Industrial Relations Commission increased the state minimum wage for adult award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2018.
The Commission has awarded a $18 per week increase in the state minimum wage for award free employees, lifting it to $726.90 per week. WA award rates of pay will also increase by $18 per week.
Junior rates and rates for apprentices and trainees will also increase proportionately.
This pay increase applies to only employers and employees in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as:
- sole traders (eg Jane Smith trading as Jane’s Cafe)
- unincorporated partnerships (eg Jane and Bob Smith trading as Jane’s Cafe)
- unincorporated trust arrangements (eg Jane and Bob Smith as trustee for Jane’s Cafe)
If the business or organisation is in the national system visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website www.fairwork.gov.au for information on pay rate increased from 1 July 2018.
Locations allowance for employees working in regional areas are also increasing from 1 July 2018. The allowances will be updated on the Wageline website by 1 Friday 29 June 2018. Visit the Location allowance for employees in regional areas page for more information.