CBC advocates for wage review to remain the same 

The Fair Work Commission takes annual submissions from employer and employee groups on increases to award and national minimum wages. Recent years have seen increases ranging from 2.4-3.5%. After extensive discussions with other state and territory chambers, the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) and other industry associations, we have advocated for awards and the national minimum wage to remain as it currently stands.

Our economy and businesses are currently struggling due to bushfires, smoke haze and now COVID-19, and as such, we believe that a wage increase at this point in time is not in the best interest of Australia, and we should instead be focussing on recovering our economy.

Read ACCI’s media release