Tuesday February 26, 2008DOZENS of schools will be shut or severely disrupted again today as teachers walk off the job for the third time in as many months over wages and working conditions.
Saturday February 23, 2008SOUTH Australian jockey Dwayne Dunn will be out to continue a remarkable streak on Reaan today when he chases a fourth consecutive Blue Diamond win at Caulfield. Not bad for a $1 million group 1 sprint, and it's worth about $30,000 every time in wages.
Monday February 18, 2008INFLATION is getting uncomfortably high, and it is just as well that we have not also had a wages breakout. Goodness, if people start getting paid more, then we will all be worse off. Especially if you happen to be a starving chief executive living from hand to mouth to stock option to annual bonus. Clearly, the working poor will have to remain the working poor, otherwise we will not be able to ignore them at relevant social occasions. Here are some pretty poor words.
Saturday February 16, 2008MORE than $450,000 in wages was recovered for underpaid Hunter workers last year.
Friday February 15, 2008A FALL in the jobless rate to a 33-year low of 4.1 per cent last month has heightened the risk of a wages-fuelled breakout in inflation that could trigger a wave of interest rate rises.