Minimum wage

Minimum wage workers need a pay increase but Morrison would rather see real wages go backwards

Date Published: 09/05/2022
Category: Minimum wage

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/09/minimum-wage-workers-need-a-pay-increase-but-morrison-would-rather-see-real-wages-go-backwards/

Housing affordability even further out of reach for workers

Date Published: 03/05/2022
Category: 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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/03/housing-affordability-even-further-out-of-reach-for-workers/

Ready to support a 5.5% wage increase but not sure how? Here’s five things you can say

Date Published: 09/04/2022
Category: Minimum wage

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/09/ready-to-support-a-5-wage-increase-but-not-sure-how-heres-five-things-you-can-say/

Morrison puts big business buddies before struggling workers

Date Published: 06/04/2022
Category: Minimum wage

Instead of supporting a real wage increase, Morrison and his big business buddies have refused to engage with the needs of struggling workers. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/06/morrison-puts-big-business-buddies-before-struggling-workers/

What is a living wage? Here’s what you need to know

Date Published: 01/04/2022
Category: Minimum wage

Sticking to the minimum wage on its own simply isn’t enough to keep us out of poverty.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/01/what-is-a-living-wage-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

Why it’s time for a 5% increase to the minimum wage  

Date Published: 31/03/2022
Category: Minimum wage

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.  

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/31/why-its-time-for-a-5-increase-to-the-minimum-wage/

The ultimate guide to getting paid what you’re owed

Date Published: 28/02/2022
Category: Minimum wage

The best way to avoid having your wages stolen in the first place is to be a union member.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/02/28/the-ultimate-guide-to-getting-paid-what-youre-owed/

Unions win pay rise for over 2 million workers

Date Published: 30/06/2021
Category: Minimum wage

Over two million workers are set to get a 2.5% pay rise after a hard-fought campaign by Australian unions.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/30/unions-win-pay-rise-for-over-2-million-workers/

Why #BoycottHarveyNorman is trending and how you can get behind it

Date Published: 01/06/2021
Category: Minimum wage

Union led protests demanding a pay rise for working Australians have sparked a wave of online support to #BoycottHarveyNorman

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/01/why-boycottharveynorman-is-trending/