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Outlandish cost claim highlights the questions over industrial push – Sydney Morning Herald

Workers are being given two big promises about the way a Labor government could lift their wages, along with a very big scare about what it could cost.

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The pledge resonates with basic Australian ideas about fairness. The effect is to increase costs for companies. The Australian Industry Group says the move would punish employers that need labour hire for seasonal workers. Everything comes down to how far Labor goes to enforce this rule in the law.
The second promise is that no contractor should be paid less than the law demands for ordinary workers. Albanese says services like Uber and Deliveroo offer insecure work in a gig economy and should instead…

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