Wages growth

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Adelaide bubble tea chain accused of underpaying staff $186,000 goes into liquidation
The FunTea chain was defending a claim in court by the Fair Work Ombudsman over alleged underpayment of 20 staff

Royce Kurmelovs

29, Nov, 2021 @8:39 AM

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No, wages are not about to explode – they are struggling to keep up with Australia’s inflation | Greg Jericho
Weak real wages growth puts any arguments that there is some kind of wages boom to rest

Greg Jericho

17, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia’s wage crisis won’t be solved until workers are adequately paid for their productivity | Greg Jericho
RBA wants wages to grow 3.5% each year, but efficiency and reward need to go hand in hand

Greg Jericho

15, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian workers have more bargaining power post-lockdowns, ACTU says
Labour shortages and improving business conditions mean staff are suddenly in high demand, Sally McManus says

Peter Hannam

10, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian farm workers entitled to minimum wage in major industry shake-up
Fair Work ruling effectively abolishes piece rates after commission found existing provisions ‘not fit for purpose’

Cait Kelly

04, Nov, 2021 @12:09 AM

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Can’t find workers? Why not pay more instead of exploiting children and migrants | Van Badham
The creative energy found by employers to avoid wage rises is yet another reminder the promises made to workers by neoliberal economics are lies, lies, lies

Van Badham

28, Oct, 2021 @4:20 AM

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Adelaide bubble tea chain to face court accused of paying staff as little as $10 an hour
The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges Yang Su and her company underpaid 20 workers, many of whom were international students

Royce Kurmelovs

15, Sep, 2021 @7:54 AM

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Australia's unemployment rate just took a turn for the weird | Greg Jericho
A drop in Australia’s jobless rate from 4.9% to 4.6% would in normal times be good news. But these are not normal times

Greg Jericho

21, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Australia’s latest wage figures are terrible – and we can’t blame the pandemic | Greg Jericho
Government policy, including limiting public service workers’ pay rise, is contributing to the poor growth

Greg Jericho

18, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Wage growth still weak and job fears remain as Delta casts cloud over Australian economy
New reports show wages are tepid and unemployment is expected to rise but Scott Morrison says business will rebound

Amy Remeikis

18, Aug, 2021 @8:58 AM

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‘I was desperate’: the fight to get Australia’s fruit pickers a fair wage
Backpackers tell of hours hunting for fruit that’s almost as meagre as their pay, as Fair Work Commission case begins

Ben Butler

17, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Blaming migrants for Australia’s lower wages growth is easy but too simplistic | Greg Jericho
Instead, the RBA might consider the lack of monetary and fiscal stimulus, capped wages growth and reduced worker bargaining power

Greg Jericho

14, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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