Inequality should be at the forefront of a debate on the minimum wage - Greg Jericho for theguardian

4 February 2015

While business leaders suggest our high minimum wage hurts our competitiveness, the value of the wage has fallen significantly in the past decade

The release of the Productivity Commission’s issues papers into the workplace relations framework is set to reignite the industrial relations (IR) debate. And given the minimum wage looks to be in the commissions’ firing line, low paid workers should hope that along with productivity and competitiveness, terms that are often used when talking about IR, inequality is also given priority.

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