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wages Archives

How major brands like Kmart and H&M plan to boost garment worker wages

A coalition of the world’s big fashion and footwear brands will soon boost the wages of production workers in developing...

Bangladeshi manufacturer calls out brands for cancelling orders

Brands should be held to account for the way they treat suppliers, the head of one of Bangladesh’s biggest manufacturing...

Retail’s sales bump likely to trail off if wages stay low: NAB

“The Australian economy continues to outperform expectations… however, wage growth is yet to see a sustained uptick from...

FWC delivers minimum wage increase

Three per cent increase gives 2.2 million Aussies a larger pay-packet.

The great wage conundrum

The plan to raise penalty rates carries substantial risks.

Twenty per cent of retail workers feel financially stressed, study finds

Retail workers among the most financially stressed in Australia.

Aussie jobs aren’t becoming less secure

"There is very little evidence that jobs are any less secure than they were decades ago."

Wages hitting ‘sense of prosperity’: RBA

Rate hike only likely after wage recovery.

The hypocrisy of the minimum wage

Dennis Price examines the wages debate.

Former 7-Eleven operator fined for underpaying staff

Court delivers big fine for underpayment.

Domino’s pay deal delayed

Fast food operator's wages agreement hits snag.

Retailers warned over pay changes

Industry bodies wade into casual workforce fight.

Treasurer expects wages growth

Government upbeat after better than expected employment forecasts.

Penalty rate cuts linked to lower spend

Report finds correlation between reduced pay and a fall in overall consumer spending.

Woolworths strikes deal with Fair Work Ombudsman

Supermarket retailers aims to stamp out exploitation of ‘vulnerable workforces’.

Labor’s penalty pledge won’t mean back-pay

Opposition will continue fight to reverse FWC decision when parliament resumes in August.

Retail chains won’t cut penalty rates

Existing employees protected by retailers' move, company accused of selling out future workforce.

Domino’s wages audit falls further behind

Pizza chain's response to underpayments slips six months behind schedule.

Weak wages weigh on closed wallets

Slump in consumer spending is expected to continue throughout the year as a major headwind for retailers.

FactCheck: will 700,000 workers be ‘ripped off’ by penalty rate cuts?

The real number of people likely to experience a pay cut is about half the number suggested.