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Trade Union Essay

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An essay about Trade Unions and the importance of their existence for employees in the blue collar and white collar industry.

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Labour relations Economy Business Economic history of Australia Industrial Workers of the World Employment Australian labour law Australian labour movement Labor unions in the United States Trade unions Labour movement Australian Council of Trade Unions
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Labour relations Economy Business Economic history of Australia Industrial Workers of the World Employment Australian labour law Australian labour movement Labor unions in the United States Trade unions Labour movement Australian Council of Trade Unions
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Instead, since the 1980s, Australia—like many other advanced industrialised countries—has experienced rising inequality and a growing concentration of income, wealth and power in a small group sometimes referred to as ‘the one per cent’ or, more accurately, ‘the 0.1 per cent’ (Murray & Peetz 2013; Piketty 2014). The profit share of national income has consistently risen at the expense of the wages share since the 1980s, in Australia and elsewhere (Ellis & Smith 2007), while top incomes including chief executive officer (CEO) salaries, have outpaced wages and contributed to widening inequality (Atkinson & Leigh 2007; Frydman & Saks 2005; Murray & Peetz 2013). Before the global financial crisis, members of the financial elite spoke of the rise of ‘plu...
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