Minimum wage to rise to at least $15 an hour

Minimum wage to rise to at least $15 an hour

By Joe Carolan, Unite Organiser and  Co-Ordinator of Campaign for a Living Wage - $15ph now

After five years of strikes and struggles, a million conversations at gigs, workplaces and sports events that collected a quarter of a million voters signatures for a referendum petition, which quickly won 70% approval in mainstream news polls - on Tuesday the Government finally announced it would take the minimum wage above $15 an hour.

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Joe Carolan left on 2009 picket to launch the campaign.