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Major Win: ASU Members win 3.75% Pay Increase for Nearly 3 Million Workers

ASU members have campaigned and won a 3.75% pay rise for almost 3 million workers.

Today, the Fair Work Commission announced a 3.75% increase in Modern Award Rates and an 3.75% boost to the National Minimum Wage, effective from 1 July 2024.

This is less than we wanted but it’s a huge win in the face of relentless campaigning from big business to limit pay increases to 2%. It’s down to union members that we have achieved an increase this year – you're standing up for workers!

In a year marked by more financial uncertainty, price-gouging supermarkets and rising housing costs, this win showcases the power of unity. Already, union members stood together to win the cost-of-living tax cuts, which will deliver some much-needed relief from 1 July, along with this pay rise.

Congratulations to all members for their dedication and hard work in making this happen.

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Here's what you need to know about this win:

  • Modern Award-covered workers will see a 3.75% pay rise starting 1 July 2024.
  • The National Minimum Wage will increase by 3.75% from 1 July 2024.
  • Office and Admin workers under the Clerks - Private Sector Award 2020 will receive a 3.75% pay rise as of 1 July 2024.
  • Those on an enterprise bargaining agreement will only see an increase if their base rate falls below the minimum award rate for their classification.

Our efforts don't stop here. We must ensure that employers implement this wage increase on 1 July. Your employer will be reviewing your current rates against the Award minimums soon. Your union will be working closely with members to ensure everyone receives their rightful pay.

The National Wage decision has some impact on the decision the Queensland Industrial Commission makes with the State Wage Case, which has different flow on effects for members in the public sector. There will be more to say on that for the impacted groups soon.

Send this to your colleagues to let them know about the huge achievement union members have won today and ask them to join your union. Together, we continue to strive for fair pay and conditions.