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Beyond arguing for an increased minimum wage, the new Albanese government needs to fix an outdated system that’s failing our lowest-paid workers – especially women.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.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has made comprehensive reform of aged care the centrepiece of his budget reply delivered on Thursday night.
For anyone who assumes someone’s professional past will predict their future behaviour, Geoffrey Giudice’s life of public service is an invitation to think again.
This is an important victory for employees and unions, acknowledging the importance of genuine and meaningful consultation. It’s not a victory for mandate opponents.
In democratic societies, truth matters and institutions are expected to be accountable when they stray from it.
If you catch COVID-19 at work in Australia, you do have rights to leave and compensation, depending on your employment status