The Broken Bargain: Australia’s Growing Wages Crisis

Sally McManus

A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work was an essential element of the promise of Australia.

A working-class with power to organise and bargain, and a commitment to the social wage ensured Australia’s wealth was shared.

The last 30 years have seen a dramatic shift of the share of Australia’s prosperity going to profit and away from working people. Australians are facing a wages crisis, and Government actions and inactions are making this problem worse.

Join ACTU Secretary Sally McManus as she outlines the reasons why, and the way back for working people to once again be at the heart of a strong economy.

Recorded live on 14 July 2021, as part of the Australia Institute’s 2021 webinar series.


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