Labor leader says in past 10 years real labour productivity grew by 20% while real wages grew by 6%

The Labor leader Bill Shorten says Australia is in danger of having growth without prosperity and that workers need a pay increase for the sake of the economy.

Shorten used a speech to the John Curtin Research Centre in Melbourne on Wednesday night to argue there was a “creeping Americanisation of the labour market, where increases in workplace productivity and efficiency aren’t being shared with the workers who make them possible.”

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