Australia’s lowest paid workers to score an extra $24 a week following Fair ...

Fair Work Commission handed lowest-paid workers getting extra $24 a week The union was much less than the $50 a week increase demanded by unions  Industrial ruling will see 2.3 million Australians on award get $719.20 a week 

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 03:06 BST, 1 June 2018 | Updated: 03:07 BST, 1 June 2018

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Australia's lowest-paid workers are set to get a pay rise of $24.30 a week from July 1.

The Fair Work Commission in Sydney delivered its annual ruling on the national minimum wage, raising it by 3.5 per cent to $719.20 a week, or $18.93 an hour.

Unions had been calling for a $50 rise, while employers were arguing for a $13 a week increase for more than 2.3 million Australians.

President Justice Iain Ross said compared to this time last year, economic indicators now point more 'unequivocally to a healthy

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