“While the government is committed to maintaining a strong safety net, we need to acknowledge the inflexibility within current industrial relations system, the disincentives to employment and do what we can to change them…” says Federal Employment Minister, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions is calling for a $30 a week increase in the minimum wage to $686.90 per week or $18.08 per hour. It has made a submission to the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review, which you can read in detail here.
Union struck an agreement despite being aware that it would leave workers financially worse off
Including a tax reform package to introduce higher GST rates
Maritime Union of Australia launches strike against stevedore Patrick
Pay deal put forth by 7-eleven rejected by Fair Work Commission
Employees were allegedly owed amounts from $98 to $5080
Many agreements dictate that staff are to join the super fund owned by that union
Australian Building and Construction Commission likely no longer be a thing of the past
Victorian government and firefighters’ union have yet to reach a settlement with regard to pay and conditions