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
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