White-collar professionals will be asking their employers for pay rises in 2011 as labour market stability, positive business sentiment and more jobs on the market boost their confidence, warns a new Michael Page employee intentions report. It will place upwards pressure on salary levels and test the effectiveness of employers’ retention strategies in the first ...more
WFD: The labour price index for the 12 months to the Dec quarter 2009 increased by 3.0% on trend terms, the ABS announced on Feb 24. Deputy PM & WR Minister Julia Gillard told the National Press Club the wages growth was the lowest since records had been kept.
A Melb Institute Wages report released this morning confirms a 3.2% increase in total pay growth in the 12 months to Feb, 2010. Institute research fellow Dr Edda Claus said similar outcomes for total pay and hourly wage rates suggest “some weakness remains in the labour market”.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has released a series of guides to help small-to-medium-sized businesses implement “best practice” initiatives related to their IR processes.
Women make up the bulk of the almost three million employees who do not negotiate their pay and conditions but rely on awards to determine their pay and conditions, new research has found.
Awards still play a significant role in determining pay and conditions for the majority of Australian workers, new University of Sydney Workplace Research Centre research has found.