Apprentice pay rises draw industry ire

First and second year apprentices across all industries are set to receive phased pay increases of up to 40 per cent over the next two years, following a Fair Work Commission ruling today.


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What a lot of industry tripe! If an employer can't afford to pay an apprentice an extra $2/hr up from $7odd/hour and are looking at qualified overseas replacements, then they probably have bigger financial problems. Good luck to them trying to get qualifed labour from overseas and even for $10/hr!

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