Fair pay agreements top priority for government

Fair pay agreements top priority for government
Workplace relations minister Michael Wood says countries with sector-based bargaining enjoy higher rates of productivity growth. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Passing the Fair Pay Agreements (FPA) Bill is the government’s top legislative priority and will help to boost economic productivity, says workplace relations minister, Michael Wood.Wood fended off concerns raised by Parliament’s education and workforce committee on Wednesday, saying that he expected the bill to become law by October or November and there was funding for up to six FPA processes to run each year.National MP Todd McClay asked Wood if there was any inconsistency between “… getting ready for six at a time a...

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