Claims that minimum wage increases hurt employment have now been completely discredited. Time for advocates of wage stagnation to find another argument.
Without bigger and more militant unions, Australian workers will go at least a decade without decent wage rises.
For years the government has railed at the bullying and intimidation of the CFMMEU. Seems those problems are a little closer to home.
For neoliberals, every problem can be fixed by cutting wages and conditions and reducing the size of government. Even low wages growth.
Once again Michaelia Cash is in hiding as the Federal Court issues a subpoena for her in the AWU case.
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.
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.
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.