Three per cent wages increase

Most members are probably aware by now that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) ruled that there be an increase of three per cent in the Modern Award Minimum Wages effective from July 1, 2014.

This means the minimum adult full time employee wage under the Wine Industry Award has increased to $650.10 per week or $17.11 per hour for ordinary time. This means that employees whose classification is above the lowest classification in the award receive an increase of three per cent on their current rate. Casual employees also receive the three per cent increase and the casual loading for all casuals is 25 per cent from July 1, 2014.

It’s also important to note the superannuation guarantee payment has increased to 9.5 per cent. These increases apply to all employees bound by an Award or Agreement. If you are not sure of your circumstances and if you are a member of WGCSA speak to Chas Cini 8331 2422 or email


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