Forum

 
  Back to OzPolitic.com   Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
  Forum Home Album HelpSearch Recent Rules LoginRegister  
 

Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Australia Needs A Pay Rise (Read 336 times)
whiteknight
Gold Member
*****
Offline


Australian Politics

Posts: 2394
melbourne
Gender: male
Australia Needs A Pay Rise
May 16th, 2018 at 3:39pm
 
Australia needs a pay rise – ACTU makes its final arguments to commission   Smiley 
16 May 2018
ACTU

     Australia needs a pay rise – ACTU makes its final arguments to commission

On the eve of the quarterly wages growth figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the peak body for working people has made its final arguments to the Fair Work Commission for a substantial pay rise for 2.3 million low-wage and award-dependent workers around the country.

The ACTU has asked for a $50 a week pay rise for people on the minimum wage – a rise of 7.2 percent. This would bring the minimum wage towards the peak body’s target of a living wage that is 60 percent of the median wage.   Smiley

Today’s wage price index announcement is expected to continue the trend of near-record low wages growth.

Quotes attributable to ACTU Secretary Sally McManus:
“Australia needs a pay rise. Corporations are making record profits while the rest of us continue to struggle. Penalty rates are being cut and people aren’t getting the pay rises they need to keep up with basic living expenses like housing, power and childcare.


“When working people – especially people on low incomes – get a pay rise, they spend it. This is good for everyone. It means more customers for local businesses, which means more jobs for the people they hire to keep up with that demand.


“The behaviour of the big business lobby – who have called for either pay freezes or pay cuts for low-paid workers – shows that bosses won’t give pay rises unless they have to.   Sad


“It’s time for us to build the power that forces fair pay rises, and to demand that the Turnbull Government uses its power to force a substantial rise to the minimum wage.”
“We will continue to campaign for a living wage whatever the outcome of this current wage review.”
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
whiteknight
Gold Member
*****
Offline


Australian Politics

Posts: 2394
melbourne
Gender: male
Re: Australia Needs A Pay Rise
Reply #1 - May 16th, 2018 at 6:34pm
 
Yes Australians need a pay rise, and restore the weekend and public holiday penalty rates back to what they were.   Sad
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
The_Barnacle
Gold Member
*****
Offline


Australian Politics

Posts: 3583
Melbourne
Gender: male
Re: Australia Needs A Pay Rise
Reply #2 - May 18th, 2018 at 4:16pm
 
Employee rights have been systematically and deliberately eroded by both parties while in government so that the balance of power has been skewed entirely in favour of employers.

And the Government sounds surprised that wage growth is at historically low levels
Back to top
 

The Right Wing only believe in free speech when they agree with what is being said.
 
IP Logged
 
Ajax
Gold Member
*****
Offline


CO2 has never controlled
temperature on Earth

Posts: 7335
Australia
Gender: male
Re: Australia Needs A Pay Rise
Reply #3 - May 18th, 2018 at 4:20pm
 
Yep....it's time......!!!

...
Back to top
 

1. "There has never been a more serious assault on our standard of living than the carbon tax." Ajax
2. “Scratch the average homosexual and you will find a pedophile" Kevin Bishop (homosexual)
 
IP Logged
 
UnSubRocky
Gold Member
*****
Offline


Australian Politics

Posts: 6646
Rockhampton, Q
Gender: male
Re: Australia Needs A Pay Rise
Reply #4 - May 19th, 2018 at 5:43am
 
whiteknight wrote on May 16th, 2018 at 6:34pm:
Yes Australians need a pay rise, and restore the weekend and public holiday penalty rates back to what they were.   Sad


Work gives me penalty rates for all public holidays. And penalty rates of time and a quarter for Sunday only. I am not complaining.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
whiteknight
Gold Member
*****
Offline


Australian Politics

Posts: 2394
melbourne
Gender: male
Re: Australia Needs A Pay Rise
Reply #5 - May 19th, 2018 at 8:22am
 
People that work weekend and public holidays should get paid the penalty rates.  They should not have been cut in the first place.   Sad
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print