One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wage fixed by an industrial tribunal or other body, payable to workers in a specified occupation, enterprise, or industry.‘participants are being paid the award wage for a normal 35-hour week’‘industrial courts ordered farmers to pay award wages to Aborigines’
- ‘Under an award wage set by a union, you get the same salary.’
- ‘The federal arbitration system granted full award wages to pastoral workers.’
- ‘During the Great Depression award wages were only reduced by 10 per cent at a time when prices had fallen by much more than that figure.’
- ‘They were paid award wages, and were employed on a full-time, part-time, or casual basis.’
- ‘The federal government also set out to cut award wages, sparking a wave of industrial unrest.’
- ‘The company employs 11 part-time workers on award wages.’
- ‘Strikes were being used as an instrument of bargaining over award wage settlements and other fringe benefits.’
- ‘Nearly half of the award wage workforce are engaged as casuals.’
- ‘If they're exempted from, for example, award wage increases it will help them stay in business.’
- ‘They are often paid less for the work they do, without the protection of unions or award wages.’
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