CUT TO PENALTY RATES WILL HURT MORE THAN 9,000 WORKERS IN DENISON

In Hobart today, the Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Brendan O’Connor, was joined by the State Labor candidate for Denison, Ella Haddad, to talk about stagnant wages growth and Turnbull and his Liberal’s support for cutting penalty rates.

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WAGES CONTINUE TO STAGNATE UNDER TURNBULL

Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) wage data is yet more proof that the Turnbull Government  has nothing to offer Australian workers who are feeling the impact of ongoing stagnant wages.  

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT-TV INTERVIEW-SKY NEWS ON THE HOUR 3PM

SUBJECTS: Xenophon voting position on Federal IR bills, minimum wage and living wage.

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NEARLY 50,000 FULL TIME JOBS LOST

The latest labour force figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show a loss of up to 50,000 full time jobs in January, amid persistent challenges of underemployment and low wages growth under Turnbull and his Liberals.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT-DOORSTOP-CANBERRA

SUBJECTS: ABS Labour force figures; low wage growth, Immigration, Barnaby Joyce.

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ANOTHER WORKER EXPLOITATION CASE EXPOSES GOVERNMENT’S DISREGARD FOR WORKERS

The Fair Work Ombudsman’s report into underpayments of contract cleaners at the majority of Woolworths supermarkets in Tasmania exposes the Government’s continual failure to address worker exploitation in supply chains and highlights the significant deficiencies in their own 2017 Vulnerable Workers’ Bill.

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LIBS FAIL TO PROTECT AUSTRALIANS IN THEIR HOMES 

The Turnbull Liberal Government has once again failed to act to restore safety in the building and construction industry.

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TURNBULL GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST LOCAL WORKERS HAVING FIRST SHOT AT LOCAL JOBS

The Turnbull Government has voted against a Labor amendment to ensure local workers are given the first opportunity to apply for a local job before an employer brings in an overseas worker.

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RBA FIRES TURNBULL ANOTHER LOW WAGES GROWTH WARNING

The Reserve Bank Governor, Dr Philip Lowe, has again warned about concerning low wage growth, as Turnbull and his Liberal's fail to improve the lot of Australian workers.

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JUNIOR MINISTER SHOWS HIS DISDAIN FOR WORKERS AND WAGES GROWTH

The new junior Minister for Workplace Relations has shown his disdain for workers, arguing against pay increases at a time when wages are stagnant.

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