Aust unions seeking an extra $27 in wage case - Employers say no | Pacific Beat

Aust unions seeking an extra $27 in wage case - Employers say no

Aust unions seeking an extra $27 in wage case - Employers say no

Updated 28 March 2014, 9:34 AEST

The annual battle between Australia's employer and employee groups over the minimum wage rate begins in earnest today.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions is lodging a submission with the Fair Work Commission arguing for a 27 dollar a week increase for the one-point-five million lowest paid workers.

But the group representing the restaurant trade says any increase at all would put that industry at risk.

Presenter: Simon Lauder

Speaker: Dave Oliver, secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions; John Osborn, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; John Hart, CEO, Restaurant and Catering Australia

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