FAIR WORK AUSTRALIA: Annual Wage Review 2011–12 - Minimum wage increased by 2.9%
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Extract from Annual Wage Review 2011-12 -  FWAFB
 It is appropriate to summarise the outcome of the
Review and mention some matters relevant to the future.
 The outcome of the Review in relation to modern award minimum
wages is that from the first full pay period on or after 1 July
2012 minimum weekly wages are increased by 2.9 per cent, with
commensurate increases in hourly rates on the basis of a 38 hour
week. The increase applies to minimum wages for junior employees,
employees to whom training arrangements apply and employees with
disability, and to piece rates through the operation of the methods
applying to the calculation of those wages. Wages in the NTWS will
be adjusted by 2.9 per cent.
 The determinations necessary to give effect to the increase in
modern awards will be made available in draft form shortly after
this decision. Determinations varying the modern awards will be
made as soon as practicable and the modern awards including the
varied wage rates will be published as required by the Act.
 In relation to transitional instruments, from the first full
pay period on or after 1 July 2012 wages in those instruments,
including Division 2B State enterprise awards, will be varied by
2.9 per cent per week, with commensurate increases in hourly rates
based on a 38 hour week. Wages in Division 2B State awards relating
to Queensland trainees, apprentices and employees subject to
specific Queensland labour market programs will be varied to
achieve parity with minimum wages in the corresponding transitional
APCSs and State reference transitional awards.
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