Topic archives: wages growth

Scenes from a wage case

March 16, 2018 7

Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.

While we obsess over scandal, what’s happening on policy?

March 1, 2018 13

While the governing class examines its own navel for scandal, what's happening on the most important policy issues?

Australian companies are winning the war on your pay

and February 22, 2018 5

East coast workers' real wages have gone backwards or stood still under Malcolm Turnbull. Only the generous Victorian government is propping up wages growth.

Shorten wage growth strategy is smarter, more traditional than it looks

January 31, 2018 5

Labor has thrown down the gauntlet to employers, in effect saying if they want to return to centralised wage-fixing then that can be used to lift wages.

Business cockiness further undermines government’s wage fantasy

January 24, 2018 7

A major employer survey makes a mockery of the government's insistence wages growth is going to start any day now.

Aldi and its employer mates are hell-bent on keeping your wages low

January 17, 2018 8

Employers remain committed to undermining wages growth despite the evidence that wage stagnation is undermining both the economy and our political system.

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

December 7, 2017 3

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?

and November 22, 2017 29

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

November 22, 2017 1

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

November 17, 2017 5

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.