This blog represents my personal views, and not necessarily those of my employer, the ACTU.

Nevertheless, there is a fair amount of crossover between the things I write about on this blog and the things I write about for work. Given this crossover, I thought some readers might be interested in this piece I wrote for the ACTU’s Rights at Work blog (re-posted at The Drum).

The post was written in response to a front page article in Monday’s edition of The Australian, in which some retailers and retail associations made a few claims about the state of their industry, and blamed their alleged woes on the IR system and minimum wages. As you might imagine, I don’t agree with their diagnosis.