SMH: ALP vows to tackle stagnant wages and underpayment of workers
Tackling stagnant wages and the underpayment of workers through industrial relations reform has emerged as a key priority for a future Labor government.
Labor’s employment spokesman Brendan O’Connor will tell the National Press Club of Australia on Wednesday that the government’s approach to stagnant wages has been “to sit back and hope that the market delivers”.
“Labor acknowledges that the problem with wages is real, is complex and requires positive action from government,” he says.
In a speech to be delivered ahead of ALP national conference this weekend, Mr O’Connor will focus on how the market is “not delivering, particularly for low and middle income earners”.
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