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Our Lowest Paid Workers Are Set To Take Home A Little Extra Each Week

Minimum wage boost kicks in on July 1

Our Lowest Paid Workers Are Set To Take Home A Little Extra Each Week

The 2.3 million Australians on the minimum wage will get a $22.20 a week pay rise from next month.

The Fair Work Commission says its 3.3 per cent increase will not lead to inflationary pressure, and is highly unlikely to have any measurable negative impact on employment.

"It will, however, mean an improvement in the real wages for those employees who are reliant on the national minimum wage and modern award minimum wages and an improvement in their relative living standards," FWC president Justice Iain Ross said today.

Unions had been calling for a $45 a week increase, while business groups wanted pay packets to jump by around $8.10 to $10.10.

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