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Topic: industrial relations
US example makes a mockery of Australia’s wage denialists

US example makes a mockery of Australia’s wage denialists

Claims that minimum wage increases hurt employment have now been completely discredited. Time for advocates of wage stagnation to find another argument.

Ready for another decade of stagnant wages?

Ready for another decade of stagnant wages?

Without bigger and more militant unions, Australian workers will go at least a decade without decent wage rises.

The wage issue that’s at epidemic levels across the economy

The wage issue that’s at epidemic levels across the economy

The government refuses to ever mention it, but wage theft is at massive levels and directly undermines wages growth and demand.

If it’s bullying and criminality Morrison wants, he can do better than the CFMMEU

If it’s bullying and criminality Morrison wants, he can do better than the CFMMEU

For years the government has railed at the bullying and intimidation of the CFMMEU. Seems those problems are a little closer to home.

The neoliberal solution to low wages growth? Cut wages further!

The neoliberal solution to low wages growth? Cut wages further!

For neoliberals, every problem can be fixed by cutting wages and conditions and reducing the size of government. Even low wages growth.

As the subpoenas fly, we resume playing our favourite game: ‘Where’s Michaelia?’

As the subpoenas fly, we resume playing our favourite game: ‘Where’s Michaelia?’

Once again Michaelia Cash is in hiding as the Federal Court issues a subpoena for her in the AWU case.

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike.

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike.

It's hard to see how any long-term return to higher wages growth will be achieved without a significant rise in strikes, which have been at historically low levels for many years.

Razer: ACTU’s class war pamphlet looks more like a class bore

Razer: ACTU’s class war pamphlet looks more like a class bore

If unions could release pamphlets that would not only be endured by ordinary people, but understood and enjoyed, that would be a nice start to the revolution.

Strike me lucky: how Australia killed industrial disputation

Strike me lucky: how Australia killed industrial disputation

Industrial disputes in Australia are now a tiny fraction of what they were in the 1980s. Which might partly explain why our wages are so stagnant.

Razer: four revolutionary scenes from inside an Uber

Razer: four revolutionary scenes from inside an Uber

Behind the wheels of these Ubers, Helen Razer sees a revolutionary class, or, at least, a curious one.