Workplace relations policies – how do they stack up?

Workplace relations policies – how do they stack up?
There are enhanced parental leave benefits on offer from both Labour and National. (Image: Getty)
Rebecca Rendle
There are just 22 days until the general election, so I've analysed some of the key workplace relations policies released by political parties so far. Labour partyLabour has promised to progressively extend the living wage (currently $26 per hour) to education and health workers, reduce the gap between minimum and living wage, abandon starting out and training wages and protect collective bargaining and fair pay agreements (FPAs). Based on Simpson Grierson’s survey of employers last year, 74% of respondents were against FPAs...

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