The Fair Work Commission has handed down its annual wage review decision for 2022.

The Panel decided to increase modern award minimum wages by 4.6 per cent subject to a minimum increase for adult award classifications of $40 per week. The $40 per week increase is based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee. In effect, modern award minimum wage rates above $869.60 per week will receive a 4.6 per cent adjustment, wage rates below $869.60 per week will be adjusted by $40 per week.

For most Modern Awards the increase will come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022.

SPAAL will provide members with the new Award Pay Guides once published by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

2022 Annual Wage Review Decision