Minimum wage workers $136 per week worse off under Audit

Australia’s minimum wage will be reduced to 44% of average weekly earnings, wiping off $136 per week in today’s dollars, if the Commission of Audit recommendations are accepted by the Government. ACTU President Ged Kearney said this radical move represented the biggest attack on Australian wages since the Great Depression. “Tony Abbott asked the head […]

Working longer and harder for less

Nurses and midwives will be forced to work longer and harder in crowded public hospitals if the Abbott Government adopts the punishing recommendations contained in the Commission of Audit (CoA), the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) warned today. Thousands of low-paid aged care workers, already robbed of promised wage and work condition improvements, will […]

Kearney tour to give voice to ordinary Australians

ACTU President Ged Kearney will today begin a national two-week tour of workplaces to discuss the dangerous direction being set by the Abbott Government for 2014. Ms Kearney said she will visit postal workers in Sydney, healthcare workers in Melbourne and manufacturing workers in Perth, who are among the hundreds of thousands of Australians shut […]

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