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Apr 12, 2018

Crikey Worm: the ACTU’s plan to boost wages

Good morning, early birds. The ACTU reveals its six-point plan to lift wages and improve workers' lot. Plus, PM Malcolm Turnbull commits cold, hard cash to build a rail link to Melbourne Airport. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Chris Woods — Freelance journalist

Chris Woods

Freelance journalist


ACTU Secretary Sally McManus has unveiled a six-point-plan to improve wages and reform industrial relations laws to allow sector-wide bargaining.

The Australian ($) reports that the ACTU’s “Change The Rules” campaign will specifically push to give workers the protected right to strike in support of sector-wide pay disputes, with McManus arguing that “enterprise-only bargaining is failing to deliver” meaningful results for workers.

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