Original article by James Massola
The Age – Page: 4 : 12-Oct-17
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says the Federal Court’s ruling in the penalty rates case demonstrates that voting for the Coalition at the next election will result in lower wages, while he adds that Labor will restore and protect penalty rates. Meanwhile, Shorten notes that real wages have increased by just six per cent in the last decade, while real labour productivity has increased by 20 per cent. He has urged unions, business leaders and politicians to work together to address the issue of low wages growth.
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