Workers, business unhappy with wage rise

The new minimum wage will be $719.20 a week or $18.93 an hour.

The Fair Work Commission has ruled the Australian national minimum wage will increase by 3.5 per cent.

"The level of increase we have decided upon will not lead to undue inflationary pressure and is highly unlikely to have any measurable negative impact on employment", the commissioner said. Ontario ranks 1 with a minimum wage of $14.00/hour, though Alberta - the current home of Canada's second-highest minimum wage - will see an increase to $15.00/hour on October 1.

THE Fair Work Commission has handed a $24.30 a week lift to the wage packet of Australia's lowest-paid workers, the biggest increase this century in dollar terms.

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Justice Ross said restraining wages for lower-paid workers could risk putting the brakes on growth in the broader economy. Employer and business groups had opposed the plan, lobbying for the rise to be limited to around $12.50 per week.

The live-in camp leader minimum wage, per day, will increase 11.5% to $101.24.

"It will mean $1200 extra in full-time workers' pockets a year because of the trade union movement", McManus said.

The goal is to rise B.C.'s general minimum wage to at least $15.20 per hour by June 2021.

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Greens MP Adam Bandt said the decision would leave many full-time workers living in poverty, even though the economy was apparently strong.

Russell Zimmerman, executive director of the Australian Retailers Association, said the sector was already facing an unsteady trading environment, with monthly retail sales growth at about 2 per cent.

"The real value of the national minimum wage has increased by 5.8% over the last decade and by 4.3% in the past five years". Resident caretakers will see an 11.5 percent in their minimum wage.

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