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Tag archives: wages growth

We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

Bernard Keane December 7, 2017 3 Comments

Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.

Who’s behind the wages drought?

Bernard Keane November 22, 2017 27 Comments

If business is to blame for wage stagnation, what role do investors play? The Reserve Bank has a view, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Crikey Worm: Mugabe resigns

Max Chalmers November 22, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's long-time dictator has finally, formally resigned, and former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has been entrusted with reviewing religious protections in Australian law. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Bernard Keane November 17, 2017 5 Comments

If the government can stop obsessing about itself for five minutes, it might realise it can't keep pretending wages growth is just around the corner.

Rogue, out-of-control union mysteriously fails to get wage rises

Bernard Keane November 17, 2017 6 Comments

The mining industry says industrial relations reform is urgently needed to rein in mining unions. Wages growth data begs to differ.

Latest wages figures put pressure on government forecasts

Glenn Dyer November 15, 2017 5 Comments

Wages growth -- long forecast to lift this financial year -- remains stuck at 2%, giving the lie to Treasury and RBA forecasts, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

When will wages start growing again, if ever?

Bernard Keane November 15, 2017 4 Comments

Are workers going to start seeing decent wage rises any time soon? We asked some economists and sector representatives -- and their views are very mixed.

Why is wages growth so low? Experts can’t seem to agree.

Bernard Keane November 14, 2017 10 Comments

Why have Western economies struggled with low wages growth in recent years? We asked economists and sector representatives for their perspective, and their answers varied widely.

Goyder’s productivity fairytale refuted by basic data

Bernard Keane November 3, 2017 7 Comments

Business claims that wages growth will only happen when there's productivity growth. Except ... productivity is still growing, and stronger than under WorkChoices.

‘Rate rise looms’ a perennial favourite for error-prone screen jockeys

Glenn Dyer October 27, 2017

It would be nice if bank economists occasionally acknowledged their errors, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.