The Fair Work Commission today has issued its decision to increase the national minimum wage by 1.75% to $753.80. This will be effective as of 1 July 2020.
 
However, the FWC has determined different operative dates for increases to other modern awards.
 
Group 1 awards will have an increase effective 1 July 2020
Group 2 awards will have an increase effective 1 November 2020
Group 3 awards will have an increase effective 1 February 2021.
 
Group 1 will cover industries less affected by COVID-19 and will include front line health care, teachers, childcare and social workers.
 
Group 2 will cover industry sectors adversely impacted by the pandemic.
 
Group 3 will cover industries that have been most adversely affected including accommodation and food services, Arts, aviation, retail and tourism.
 
A full list of awards and their relevant groups can be found on the link below.