The submission made by Per Capita, an Australian progressive thinktank, to the Standing Committee on Economics inquiry.
This report argues that the time for a reckoning is here. The government must intervene to secure the hard-fought-for right of Australian workers to receive a living wage in return for their labour.
Consolidation via absorptions and amalgamations has been a common response to situations of crisis for unions across the developed world.
While the case for consolidation is intuitively strong, as a strategy to rebuild or maintain the power of organised labour...