NSW's low-paid workers face wage cuts

Low-paid workers in New South Wales (NSW) face losing wages as part of a massive government shake-up of workplace award systems.

An investigation by the Daily Telegraph discovered that thousands of employees, many of whom are on minimum wages, found that their pay had been docked upon returning to work after Christmas.

As a result of the government’s WorkChoices policy, about 43,000 employees in NSW licensed clubs stand to lose $3 an hour from July 1st, the newspaper found.

In addition, it was revealed that tens of thousands of office workers in NSW and Victoria will have their weekly pay reduced by about $50.
Aged care nurses in NSW are set to lose up to $300 a week.

This week, Michael Cant, executive general manager of retail products at the Commonwealth Bank, advised Aussies to take control of their finances and track spending by creating a personal budget.

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