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Australia’s weird new Federal Budget that advocates rapid wages growth: a quick critical note on the commentary

Here, Greg Jericho joins with other mainstream economists in agreeing with the lead analysis of Jim Stanford’s Centre for Future Work, that LNP government’s Budget expectation (requirement) for wages growth is not happening and shows no prospect of happening. Again

Posted in Federal Budget, Neoliberal capitalism, Precarious Work, Wages

Where does a diesel mechanic, including field service, a fitter, an electrician, a driver, a yardie, a trade assistant sit in the Australian income leagues tables?

Don Sutherland 27/3/16 I decided to take a close look because early last week the Australian Tax Office (ATO) released to the general public the latest stats on the incomes and income tax paid of Australians. (Click here , and

Posted in Engineering Services: metal workers- fitters, mechanics, boilermakers, electricians, techicians, TA's, labourers, Political Economy - Basics, Political Economy News & Commentary, Wages

Australia’s working poor: who stands up for them?

Obviously, not the employer organisations: http://www.workplaceinfo.com.au/payroll/wages-and-salaries/27-a-week-to-avert-working-poor-actu (If the link does not work check the text of this short article below) Australia’s union movement leads the way. How to¬†weaken that movement’s effectiveness: – bring back in a new form anti worker

Posted in Australian union movement, Corporate behaviour, Wages
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