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Low-paid workers set for 5.2 pct payrise to combat rising grocery and fuel prices

More than 2.6 million Australians will get a $40 a week pay rise from July 1 following a decision by the Fair Work Commission. The 5.2 per cent increase for the country's lowest-paid workers was necessary to deal with rising grocery and fuel prices, with inflation sitting on 5.1 per cent and set to go to seven per cent by the end of the year.

Calls for modest wage increase and end to low wage ‘design feature’

The spending power of many Australians will continue to go backwards without Federal Government intervention, according to a study of trends across the economy.

Omicron ‘demands new work safety approach’

Unions have called for free rapid antigen tests and workplace COVID safety plans following an emergency meeting, with healthcare unions branding the situation as dire.

Providers and unions unite to slam Morrison Government for vaccine failures

Aged care providers and the union movement have united to reject the current blame shifting on vaccination, saying it is Government failures that have caused low vaccination rates, not workers.

ACTU slams Morrison Govt’s ‘appalling’ vaccine rollout pace

The ACTU and aged care unions across the country are calling on the Federal Government to immediately seek the assistance of, and provide the necessary funding to, state governments to complete the vaccine rollout in aged and disability care.

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