Australians under 20 received an effective 5.4% pay rise in May, according to the latest ABS payroll data. It comes as a result of the flat $1,500 a fortnight wage subsidy they are receiving at the same time real wages declined more than 16%. Despite the raise, they remain one […]
Almost half of all Australian employees are set to ask for a pay rise this year, but the chances of the average worker actually getting one is another matter. As Australian wage growth stagnates, it’s often only healthcare workers who are getting solid raises. Of all industry workers, it’s only […]
As wage growth in Australia continues to slow, workers are looking for companies to offer perks to attract them. From flexible work arrangements and bonus paternity leave to additional training and lifestyle benefits, businesses are having to offer more to recruit and retain talent. As the cost of living continues […]
When Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe argued that the real source of workers’ unhappiness was an unwillingness to lobby for higher wages, he overlooked a key tenet of negotiation: we negotiate most successfully when we have highly valued (and scarce) skills. Negotiation is all about who has the power. If […]
One of Australia’s biggest contractors, Lendlease, has reached a new pay deal with the Construction Forestry, Mining and Energy Union which will result in 20% in pay rises over four years. Other elements include annual increases in allowances, 10 days of paid domestic violence leave in five states, a 36-hour […]
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