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Facts defy Fair Work Commission’s bizarre minimum wage logic

Facts defy Fair Work Commission’s bizarre minimum wage logic

The Fair Work Commission has reduced wage increases for the one in five Australians on minimum wages, reflecting a complete misunderstanding of the state of the economy.

Tackling wage theft must become a priority

Tackling wage theft must become a priority

Crikey readers discuss the solutions to wage theft, Australia-Indonesia relations and the government's new communications minister Paul Fletcher.

What to do when a quarter of businesses rip off their workers

What to do when a quarter of businesses rip off their workers

With up to a quarter of small and medium businesses in Australia ripping off their workers, how can wage theft be properly tackled?

Business moves to fill Morrison’s empty agenda

Business moves to fill Morrison’s empty agenda

The unexpected election of the Morrison government gives business an opportunity to get their wishlist: the same old industrial relations deregulation and company tax cuts.

Labor’s ‘referendum on wages’ off to a tepid start

Labor’s ‘referendum on wages’ off to a tepid start

Labor says the election will be a referendum on wages, but so far has proposed little that will make a material difference for workers stuck with stagnant incomes.

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.