Australia: Latest data on enterprise bargaining wages trends – March 2017 quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for January-March 2017 was released by the Department of Employment yesterday.

This data is a valuable tool for benchmarking during any enterprise agreement negotiations you have coming up.

The latest report reveals that:

  • Across the country, Victoria again recorded the highest average annual wages increase (AAWI) with 3.2% for the quarter, compared to Western Australia with the lowest at 1.9%.
  • The mining and construction industries had the largest drops in AAWI this quarter (0.9% and 1.0% respectively). However, while mining is now the industry with the lowest AAWI (at 1.4%), construction remained the industry with the highest annual wage growth at 4.2%.
  • As a general trend, wage growth continues to slide across both the private and public sectors when comparing enterprise agreements approved during the March 2017 quarter with both the last quarter (December 2016) and the same quarter last year (March 2016). Continue reading

Australia: Wages trends in enterprise bargaining – latest data

The 'Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining' report for October-December 2016 was released by the Department of Employment this week.

Across the country, Victoria recorded the highest annual wages increases of 3.6%, compared to the Australian Capital Territory with the lowest at 2.3%.

Table 7 of the report is particularly useful, showing the average annual percentage wage increase by industry for enterprise agreements approved during the December 2016 quarter.

This data can help with benchmarking during any enterprise agreement negotiations you have coming up this year.

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Australia: Wage trends in enterprise bargaining – latest data

The latest 'Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining' report for June-September 2016, released by the Department of Employment last week, includes some interesting data.  In particular, Table 7 shows the average annual percentage wage increase by industry for enterprise agreements approved during the June 2016 quarter, which might help with benchmarking during any enterprise agreement negotiations you have coming up this year:

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