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Do you work on a plane? Or in a café? Or conduct tours? If you work one of these jobs or one of the many others in aviation, hospitality, travel and tourism, you should have received a few extra dollars in your most recent pay slip. As of 1 October, workers in these industries have…
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the 5.2% wage increase minimum wage workers will see appear on their pay slips in a matter of days. But it seems big business and conservative politicians aren’t too keen to give workers their fair share.
“If you said workers should continue to have real wage cuts and pay for an inflation rate they didn’t cause, I think that’s morally bankrupt,” said Sally McManus.
Today, the Fair Work Commission has announced a 5.2 per cent increase the minimum wage from 1 July. This increase equates to an extra $40 per week in the pocket of a full-time worker on the minimum wage. For workers who are reliant on award wages, the increase will be 4.6 per cent or $40 per week, whichever…
Minimum wage workers have shared stories what it’s really like to live on low paid work, while Morrison dismissed their frontline jobs as a “stepping stone”.
What does it take to make sure we don’t have to worry about being able to pay the bill at the supermarket or the petrol station? The simple answer: higher wages including an increased minimum wage.
The RBA’s increase to the cash rate by 0.25 per cent to 35 basis points has spelled out bad news to workers already battling Morrison’s cost of living crisis.
We have been hearing a lot of old disproven excuses from big business and media commentators about why the minimum wage shouldn’t be increased. Here are five things you can say to set the conversation back on track.
Instead of supporting a real wage increase, Morrison and his big business buddies have refused to engage with the needs of struggling workers.
Sticking to the minimum wage on its own simply isn’t enough to keep us out of poverty.
Australia’s living standards and wages need to stop going backwards. Wage increases need to more than cover the rising cost of living – we need a genuine living wage.
The best way to avoid having your wages stolen in the first place is to be a union member.
Give yourself the working life you deserve
Over two million workers are set to get a 2.5% pay rise after a hard-fought campaign by Australian unions.
Union led protests demanding a pay rise for working Australians have sparked a wave of online support to #BoycottHarveyNorman
A new report released by independent think tank Per Capita shows an increase to the minimum wage is critical to Australia’s economic recovery
If we want our economy to recover, working people need a pay rise – three workers share what a minimum wage increase would mean to them.
A minimum wage increase will improve the lives of millions of Australians, but employer groups are trying to block it. What can be done?
We’ve rounded up the last five years of Annual Wage Review submissions to see who is trying to stop you from getting a pay rise
A real, meaningful increase to the minimum wage is not only the right thing to do, but makes plenty of sense, writes Chloe Ward.
The festive season brings fun, joy and celebration. And we could all do with plenty of that in 2020! Christmas can also mean splashing the cash – although this year could be different. Research by industry super fund-owned ME Bank shows 77% of Australians are taking a more cautious approach to spending during the pandemic.
Happy July, dear readers, and welcome to this month’s edition of your Member Benefits Update.
Each year, Australian Unions works to increase the minimum wage for all workers.
Australia’s a great place to live with a high standard of living, and we want to keep it that way. A cornerstone of our way of life is a decent wage – not just a minimum wage but a living wage. A decent wage that includes penalty rates, overtime allowances and paid leave. A national…