If an organisation mandates their workers return to the workplace – whether exclusively or in part – it needs to provide clear guidelines.
Our research shows that aged care work is still stigmatised by other health professionals as dirty, difficult and low-status – more than most other jobs.
Chalmers is in the driver’s seat as another Labor government copes with an economic crisis – very different from the GFC, but similar in being driven by circumstances not of the government’s making.
Will the decision to grant a 5.75% increase in award rates add to inflation and increase interest rates, making many of us worse off? Well, no.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said that “for too long, those working in aged care have been asked to work harder for longer without enough reward, but with this budget that changes”
Federal Labor made an election promise to criminalise wage theft. But there are better reforms more urgently needed.
Despite the controversy over multi-employer bargaining, higher wages are likely to come from other provisions in the Albanese government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill.
For more than a decade, employers have strung out negotiations or let agreements expire. Known as “zombie agreements”, those deals mean too many Australians are living with wages frozen in the past.
The Albanese government’s industrial relations reforms will help avoid protracted industrial conflict, but more is needed.
Deliveroo says it has been unable to achieve a sustainable position in the Australian market.
A comparison of 17 OECD countries shows those with multi-employer bargaining had worse wage outcomes than those enterprise bargaining.
Governments budget in billions. Yet analysis prepared for The Conversation shows they’ve been extraordinarily stingy with pay rises – particularly when it comes to teachers and nurses.
Fair Work Commission rulings on employer vaccination mandates highlight the need for fair processes.
Uber, the poster company of the gig economy, has agreed its Australian workers deserve more employee-like conditions. Why it has done this now isn’t too hard to work out.
The Fair Work Commission has granted a pay increase to Australia’s lowest-paid workers for a good reason. Even with rising inflation, the economy is strong.
The Fair Work Commission has announced a rise in the minimum wage of 5.2% or $40 a week, taking it to $812.60 a week or $21.38 an hour
Beyond arguing for an increased minimum wage, the new Albanese government needs to fix an outdated system that’s failing our lowest-paid workers – especially women.
Low-wage earners are going backwards. Here’s why they deserve an increase in the minimum wage by $1 an hour from July 1.
Lifting wages will be a priority for the Albanese government to ease the cost of living. But the unions and the Greens are likely to push for more changes to tackle problems with the Fair Work system.
The buying power of wages shrank a record 2.7% over the year to March, calling into question assurances about the link between low unemployment and high wage growth.