Industrial relations

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Australian wages in real terms are essentially no different from where they were in 2013 | Greg Jericho
Low wages growth, inflation, price rises and jobseeker are combining to put talk of a strong recovery from the pandemic into context

Greg Jericho

18, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australian Uber drivers warn of mass exodus if base pay rates remain unsustainably low
Rising cost-of-living pressures and low rates in regional areas are making rideshare services unprofitable for drivers

Caitlin Cassidy

16, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Morrison’s objection to lifting wages in line with inflation puts spotlight on pensions linked to CPI
Prime minister says such a move would be ‘incredibly reckless’ but payments such as pensions are already tied to cost-of-living changes

Peter Hannam

12, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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NSW minister accused of trying to ‘blow up’ negotiations with rail union
Damien Tudehope says government drew ‘line in the sand’ over new trains after weeks of negotiations

Michael McGowan and Tamsin Rose

12, May, 2022 @9:25 AM

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Markets turmoil and interest rate rises: the economic challenges facing Australia after the election
Soaring energy costs, stagflation fears and calls for higher wages are just some of the bumps in the road awaiting a new or returned government

Peter Hannam

11, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Factcheck: is Albanese’s backing of a 5.1% minimum wage rise an ‘unprecedented’ intervention?
Government claims Labor leader is improperly interfering with independent process, but it wouldn’t be the first time a precise number was proposed

Paul Karp

11, May, 2022 @4:07 AM

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Industry warns ’small business can’t afford it’ after Albanese backs 5.1% minimum wage rise
Employers argue that excessive minimum pay increases will fuel inflation as unions call for ‘incredibly reasonable’ boost to meet cost of living pressures

Paul Karp

10, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Underfunding and staff shortages are driving aged care sector to ‘untenable standstill’, major provider warns
BaptistCare says pressures are hitting vulnerable residents as well as employees and pleads for action from whoever wins government

Christopher Knaus

09, May, 2022 @3:33 AM

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Labor will announce new measures to close gender pay gap in election campaign’s final fortnight
Tanya Plibersek says party would look at introducing superannnuation on paid parental leave ‘when we can afford to’

Paul Karp

08, May, 2022 @1:46 AM

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Queensland workers in pay dispute to only respond to bosses with ‘nanu nanu’ in protest
Visy staff to don pink high-vis vests and only respond to bosses with Robin Williams catchphrase to show management they mean business

Cait Kelly

06, May, 2022 @6:34 AM

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Real wages to fall by 3% this year as inflation surges, says RBA
Australians’ wages are tipped to grow over the next two years, but are not predicted to catch up with rising prices until 2024

Peter Hannam

06, May, 2022 @4:05 AM

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Qantas vows to go to high court after losing appeal over unlawful baggage handler sackings
Airline fails to overturn ruling that it unlawfully outsourced almost 1,700 jobs in part to avoid industrial action

Elias Visontay

04, May, 2022 @5:35 AM

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