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Workers on new retail deals exposed to virus freeze

Large numbers of retail employees covered by agreements approved in the second half of last year face wage freezes if employers succeed in their campaign for a coronavirus-driven pause in minimum pay rises such as that adopted during the GFC, new Attorney-General's Department data on bargained wage rises reveals.

UK minimum hits 60% of median on Tories' watch

As some employers suggest that FWC's minimum wage panel might need to freeze or cut minimum pay due to the coronavirus crisis, the UK has lifted its wage floor to 60% of the median.

No acceleration in pay rises: ABS

Growth in private sector rates of pay excluding bonuses remained stagnant at the end of last year, but continued to outpace inflation, according to ABS data released today.


Older workers stuck in low-paid jobs: Report

An FWC-commissioned study probing the characteristics of low-paid award-reliant workers and their propensity to move to a better paying job has suggested that policymakers need to focus on helping older, less-educated employees to obtain higher incomes.

"Neutered" unions unable to propel wage growth: Academic

Tracing a trajectory between the 1998 waterfront dispute and today's "neutering" of union power, an IR academic has outlined how the nation might rebalance the IR system to allow workers to effectively agitate for higher wages.

Drop in private sector pay growth: ABS

Growth in private sector rates of pay excluding bonuses has dropped to 2.2% a year, after being locked at 2.3% for 12 months, according to ABS data released today.

Private sector pay growth steady at 2.3% a year

Growth in private sector rates of pay excluding bonuses is increasing at 2.3% a year, unchanged from the annual rise recorded in the previous two quarters, according to ABS data released today.

Pay rising at fastest rate in four years

Growth in private sector rates of pay excluding bonuses has edged up to 2.3% a year, the fastest annual rise in four years, according to ABS data released today.

Bargained private sector pay rises return to 3% a year

Average wage increases in private sector agreements approved in the September quarter have reached 3% a year for the first time since 2016, according to Jobs Department data released today.