Fair Work Increases Minimum Wage, following cuts to Penalty Rates

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The Fair Work Commission increases the minimum wage to combat changes to Penalty Rates.

Yesterday the Fair Work Commission announced that they will be increasing the National Minimum Wage by 3.3%.   This increase will take place as of July 1st 2017 and is expected to increase weekly wages by $22.20.   While this may seem like a small increase, 2.3 million people in Australia will benefit from this decision.This decision follows on from another recent announcement surroun
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The Coalition Government have recently introduced a new bill, Bill 2017, aimed at protecting vulnerable workers.  They say that Bill 2017, will “protect vulnerable workers and crack down on unscrupulous bosses who break the law”.  There has been greater need for government protection of workers, with recent headlines showing that workers who are not fully aware of their rights and being taken advantage of by their employer.

What will Bill 2017 do?

The Coalition Government claims that Bill 2017 will help pro
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