Fair Work Commission increases minimum wage by 5.75 per cent trends now
Australia's lowest-paid workers have received the biggest wage increase since 1990 even though it's well below inflation.
The Fair Work Commission on Friday granted a 5.75 per cent increase in the minimum wage and national awards, which will affect the pay of 2.67milion Australian workers.
The annual wage review decision directly affects 180,000 workers on the minimum wage in the hospitality, tourism and aviation sectors but has flow-on effects for many more on national awards.
The national minimum wage is increasing by $46.72 a week to $859.32.
Fair Work Commission president Adam Hatcher said female workers in particular were suffering from high inflation.
Australia's lowest-paid workers have received the biggest wage increase since 1990 (pictured is a Sydney bartender)