Monday, 13 June 2016 09:06

Applicable only to businesses covered by the STATE system - i.e. those businesses who are a non-constitutional corporation such as a sole trader, partnership or some forms of trusts.

The Western Australian Industrial Relations’ Commission issued their decision today in the WA State Wage Case, awarding an increase of $13.00 per week to all minimum rates of pay under Western Australian State Awards. The State Minimum Wage was also increased by $13.00 per week, or 34 cents per hour to a new rate of pay of $692.90 per week, or $18.23 per hour.

The increase is to be effective from the first full pay period on or after 1st July 2016.

As a result of this increase, the State Wage remains higher than the Federal Minimum wage by $20.20 per week. Last week the Federal wage increased by $15.80 to $672.70 per week.

Wage Schedules reflecting the new resulting award rates of pay will be published on the MTAWA web site by 1st July 2016.

If any member has any query concerning the State Wage Case decision please contact Industrial Relations Advisor Ron Ballucci either by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 9233 9800.

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