In a Fair Work submission, ALP argues the economy will benefit because ‘low wages growth poses a real threat to consumer demand’

Labor has argued that a “significant” increase in the minimum wage will not cost jobs but failed to follow the lead of the Victorian government in nominating how much workers should be paid.

In submissions to the Fair Work Commission’s annual minimum wage review, due on Friday, demands have ranged from no increase – a real wage cut – advocated by Restaurant & Catering Australia to the Australian Council of Trade Union’s call for a $43 a week increase.

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