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Perrottet steps up ‘war on wages’ with new fines for nurses, teachers: union

Unions NSW says Dominic Perrottet’s war on wages has stepped up a gear with a plan to impose new fines on unions that stand up for decent living standards.

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.

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