What the FWC said about the minimum wage

What the FWC said about the minimum wage

Minimum wage workers are going to be seeing some more money on their cheques starting tomorrow. Advocates believe that paying a higher wage provides a better quality of life to workers and helps to spur consumer spending.

Commission president Iain Ross said there were signs Australia's economy and labour market were healthier than this time past year.

The Fair Wages Commission was established in October 2017 as an arms-length government resource to engage with the public to advise the government on an approach to achieve this $15 an hour goal with increases that are regular, measured and predictable.

The live-in camp leader minimum wage, per day, will increase 11.5% to $101.24.

Immediately following the FWC decisions, Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus said unions welcomed the increase, but that the minimum wage was still not a "living wage".

The commission said an increase of the size called for by unions risked reducing employment prospects for low-skilled workers.

More news: PM Modi meets US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore
More news: Fornite is coming to Nintendo Switch
More news: Vermont will pay remote workers $10000 to move there

"Such adverse effects will impact on those groups who are already marginalised in the labour market and on households vulnerable to poverty due to loss of employment or hours".

The new minimum wage will be $719.20 a week or $18.93 an hour.

"Even though the economy is apparently strong, this decision will still leave many full-time workers living in poverty", he said.

Saskatchewan's minimum wage of $10.96 is now the lowest in Canada. However, the same study also found "robust evidence" that employers who raised the minimum hourly wages also reduced the amount they paid for their employees' health-care benefits to cover those added costs.

"It is out of step with wage movements across the economy, with inflation, and with the pressures that many businesses are under", chief executive Innes Willox said.

"It is a step towards a living wage", she said. "But we will not rest and will keep fighting until Australian workers have a living wage".

Related Articles

  • FCA set to reform high-cost lending - Debt

    FCA set to reform high-cost lending - Debt

    The CCTA - a trade body representing over 300 lenders in the consumer credit industry - does, however, "welcome" the changes. The FCA will furthermore look into tackling the home-collected credit sector, as well as catalogue and store cards.
    Kanye West Fans Really Like

    Kanye West Fans Really Like "Ghost Town" Off ‘Ye’ Album

    Kanye West's eighth studio album is now available to stream on most platforms, some of which you can find below. The album itself features a number of A-list artists such as Kid Cudi and Nicki Minaj .
    Indian CRPF vehicle runs over Kashmiri youth in Srinagar

    Indian CRPF vehicle runs over Kashmiri youth in Srinagar

    Indian officials claimed the demonstrators injured in the collision were trying to drag the soldiers from their vehicle. The separatists had called a strike across Kashmir on Saturday to protest against the recent civilian killings.
  • Memorial Tournament -- Tiger Woods cards 4-under 68 in third round

    Woods led the field in proximity to the hole Friday, and he hit another dart to within 10 feet to set up a birdie at the sixth. Woods was more focused on his own game than impressed with the young rising star from Chile.
    Cinemas, Wrestling in Saudi Arabia Are 'Sinful Projects,' Al-Qaeda Says

    Cinemas, Wrestling in Saudi Arabia Are 'Sinful Projects,' Al-Qaeda Says

    At least four of those activists were released last week, Amnesty International said, but the fate of the others remains unclear. In relation to the reforms, Princess Hafya told Vogue: "In our country, there are some conservatives who fear change".

    Canon will no longer sell any film cameras

    Canon is officially retiring the film portion of its business and discontinuing the the 35mm EOS-1v, its last film camera. It's uncertain as to whether Canon has now run out of the SLR or whether it's just chose to end sales for another reason.
  • Actor Arbaaz Khan admits to IPL betting, losing a large amount

    Actor Arbaaz Khan admits to IPL betting, losing a large amount

    In a letter sent to Arbaaz , the police asked him to join the probe after they arrested Sonu, a police officer had said . Arbaaz's confession came before a team of Thane Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) which is probing the IPL betting scam.

    Leeds lead the league in turnover of managers

    Assistant manager Jamie Clapham, head of fitness Nathan Winder and analyst Alex Bailey have also left Leeds along with Heckingbottom.
    ShoppingTown Sears employees say store will close in September

    ShoppingTown Sears employees say store will close in September

    Now it's hired a second set of advisers to re-shop its Kenmore appliance brand along with some home-services businesses. Sears shareholders argued that the "highly conflicted transaction" would probably "plunge the company into insolvency".
  • Jeep and Ram focus of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles five-year plan

    Jeep and Ram focus of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles five-year plan

    This year, sales are forecasted at 770,000. "We still haven't decided where the electric 500 will be built", he said. The 500 and Panda minicars are the two models in Europe "where Fiat can play best", Marchionne said.
    Trump says no new North Korea sanctions

    Trump says no new North Korea sanctions

    He joked to the reporters gathered there. "I think you'll have a very positive result in the end - not from one meeting", Mr. But what about the letter? However, video analysis suggests this was a just regular-sized letter inside a nice folder.
    Israel serves Hamas ‘severest blow’ in years: PM

    Israel serves Hamas ‘severest blow’ in years: PM

    Late Wednesday, however, Kuwait - which now sits on the UNSC as a non-permanent member - blocked the text of the draft in its current form.