Labor’s Wage Rise to Cost Jobs: Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed increasing the minimum wage will lead to job losses, as Labor considers ways to give low paid workers a wage bump. Mr Morrison said he did not support the opposition suggestions of making changes to industrial laws to boost wages for low paid workers, concerned about the cost to…

Unions Call Minimum Pay Boost Into Living Wage a “Good Move”

Unions have called Bill Shorten’s plan to raise the minimum wage for low paid workers a “good move”, echoing the Federal Opposition leader’s calls to make sure the wage is a “living wage for all Australians.” Unions WA Assistant Secretary Owen Whittle said a pay rise was due, after Mr Shorten announced on Tuesday changes…

Unions Lose Appeal Against Sunday Penalty Rate Cuts

Unions have lost their legal challenge to overturn cuts to Sunday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers. The United Voice and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association disputed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to slash penalty rates for full and part time workers in February, but the Federal Court found met its legal…