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A wage adjustment or an improvement in working conditions made as a consequence of one already made in a similar or related occupation.
- ‘Labor is also insisting that its policy certainly does not mean a return to pattern bargaining or flow-on effects of wage increases in one sector leading to another.’
- ‘The Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) will tomorrow lodge a submission in the state Industrial Relations Commission seeking a full flow-on from the federal wage increase of A$18 (US$10.14) per week.’
- ‘The ACCI stated that the cost would be borne by the private sector only and would amount to a 0.67% addition to private sector costs, rising to 0.81% when flow-on effects are added.’
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