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NEWS ALERT: MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

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Minimum Wage Rises By 3.5% In Brief: The Minimum Wage Panel has decided to increase the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award minimum rates of pay by 3.5%. The decision will increase the National Minimum wage to $719.20 per week, calculated on the basis of a week of 38 ordinary hours, or $18.93 per hour. CCER members have…

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Pope Francis’ end of year message to Church employees

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In many workplaces, the CEO issues a customary end of year greeting to staff, wishing them a happy Christmas and thanking them for their efforts over the past 12 months. The same applies for staff of the Holy See and Vatican State, except the CEO delivering their end of year message happens to be Pope…

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New pay agreement for Principals to value primary education

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The Catholic Commission of Employment Relations (CCER) has announced that a new pay agreement to equalise pay across primary and secondary school principals has won majority support. CCER Executive Director Tony Farley, who led the negotiation and pushed for this significant change, said it was an essential step in recognising the unique value and contribution…

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Pay work decision echoes policies which have crippled the US

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You don’t create prosperity by paying the lowest paid workers even less, yet this is exactly what the Fair Work Commission has decided to do. By cutting penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays for retail, fast food, pharmacy and hospitality workers, the Commission has hit some of the lowest paid workers in Australia. Those who’ve…

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