ACTU secretary says Fair Work Commission is ‘under-resourced and conflicted’

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Unions want the Fair Work Commission to be given new powers to award compensation for underpayment of wages, saying Australia needs a “tough cop” to battle wage theft.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary, Sally McManus, will outline the latest tranche of union demands, including more power to lift minimum wages and award conditions, in a speech to the Per Capita thinktank on Friday.

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