Did somebody say workers’ rights? Three big questions about Menulog’s employment plan
Food-ordering platform Menulog has declared it will break with the standard contractor business model. But let's not get too excited yet.
The Future, This Week 5 Oct 18: self-automation, minimum wage, and lettuce
This week: programming for obsolescence, raising minimums, and lettuce-loving robots.
Explainer: how wage growth contributes to the economy
There are economic arguments to be had for ensuring an appropriate rate of growth of real wages.
More low-paid work is part of the problem, not the solution
Employer organisations such as the Australian Retailers Association, supported by the federal government, have recently argued that wages for Australia’s lowest-paid workers should be increased by less than inflation. This would mean a cut in real wages. But none of their assertions are sustained by evidence or research.