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Our leave entitlements have dropped to lowest point in years

Alan Austin October 12, 2017 13 Comments

Australian workers are suffering from declining entitlements, despite record corporate profits and high commodity prices.

The US economy, like so much else in America, is doing poorly under Trump

Alan Austin October 4, 2017 3 Comments

Trump's economic shortbus trundles along, but just barely.

Which jobs have the best wage growth?

Bernard Keane September 25, 2017 1 Comment

If you want a pay rise, probably best to avoid mining and construction for the moment, and probably not go to Western Australia either. Instead, look for a job in the power industry.

Stop worrying about automation: the real problem might be too few workers

Bernard Keane September 20, 2017 17 Comments

Ignore the employment doomsayers -- chances are we're going to run out of workers before automation causes mass unemployment.

Rate rise not looming, and jobs growth won’t spell rate hike

Crikey September 15, 2017 1 Comment

The kind of jobs growth we're seeing at the moment would traditionally have the RBA reaching for the interest rate trigger. But not now, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Corporate tax cuts to drive CEO windfalls, not jobs

Bernard Keane September 4, 2017 13 Comments

What do companies that pay less tax do with the money? The US experience is that little of it goes to investing in new jobs. Instead, CEOs benefit.

Razer: Amazon will destroy, not create, Australian jobs

Helen Razer August 10, 2017 18 Comments

The true purpose of Amazon is not lost on shareholders, who continue to invest in it precisely because it is a company that saves money by diminishing workers' rights, and seeks to destroy all competition.

Australia remains a gender-segregated workplace

Australia remains a gender-segregated workplace

Bernard Keane July 20, 2017 2 Comments

Many parts of Australian industry are segregated along gender lines -- and things haven't changed a lot in 30 years.

The government’s PaTH helps big business and keeps wages stranded at low levels

Bernard Keane July 4, 2017 34 Comments

The government knows there's a problem with wage stagnation, but it can't help itself in working to cut wages.

Aussie workers’ stagnant wages loom as a major threat to the Turnbull government

Crikey May 17, 2017 14 Comments

With the Reserve Bank expressing concern about employment, don't expect Australia's stagnant wages to improve any time soon. And that's a political problem for the government, as well as an economic and fiscal one, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.