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Increasing the minimum wage is our chance to get back to dignity

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The minimum wage is much more than a mere economic calculation, a forecast, a number rounded to the nearest decimal point. When we talk about the minimum wage, we speak in the language of numbers, relegating people to a cell in a spreadsheet. We often forget to pause, read between the lines and consider the impact…

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Operational Matters

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CCER has launched the year with some landmark achievements.  Among them, the Systemic Schools Principals’ Agreement, which will see the heads of primary schools paid the same as their colleagues in high schools.  Once approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) this will roll out in 10 out of 11 diocese.  It received unanimous support…

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Status Report

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It’s been an extremely busy and productive first quarter here at CCER. We’ve been at the forefront in the fight for fair pay, as the Fair Work Commission decided to cut penalty rates for some workers.  We’ve spoken for the Catholic community via submissions, media conferences and editorials, arguing for people to be properly compensated…

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A Timely Reminder About Time Off

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Easter and Anzac Day are just around the corner meaning many of us will be downing tools for some precious moments of reflection and connection. To make sure the holidays don’t cause any headaches back at work, CCER’s Employment Relations Advisor, Beverley Thomas, has penned a quick guideline to help managers avoid the Public Holiday…

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