The 2018 State Wage Case
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission is required to set the minimum wage to apply to employers and employees covered by the WA industrial relations system.
On 23 May 2018, the State Wage Case convened. The Commission heard submissions from:
The Commission also noted the submissions filed by other organisations and individuals.
The hearing reconvened on 6 June 2018 to hear submissions about the National Minimum Wage decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission on 1 June 2018, and proposed changes to the Statement of Principles.
The Commission has delivered its decision in the 2018 State Wage Case on 13 June 2018. The Commission adjusted the State Minimum Wage and award rates of pay in the State industrial relations system by a flat amount of $18.00 per week, bringing the State Minimum Wage up to $726.90. The Commission will also adjust the Statement of Principles.
These changes take effect from 1 July 2018.
The Commission's statement in relation to its decision can be read here.
A full copy of the Commission's decision can be read here.
A full transcript of proceedings, as well as video and audio of the proceedings, is now available by clicking the links at the top of this page.
In making its decision, the Commission is required to consider the need to —
It is also required to consider:
People interested in making a submission are invited to address those issues.
Who will be covered by the 2018 State Wage Case General Order?
The General Order will apply to those employers and employees covered by the WA industrial relations system. To find out if you are covered by the state system, or for further information on your employment conditions, please contact Wageline on 1300 655 266