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The amenities provided within a society from public funds.
- ‘The municipality's social wage was R196,26 a month for every family with a total gross household income of less than R1560.’
- ‘An Accord with the unions, containing wage claims in return for reinforcement of the social wage, underwrote Hawke's economic achievements.’
- ‘By engaging in the Accord, unions brought to life the social wage, which delivered non-wage benefits like superannuation, further education and family-friendly provisions.’
- ‘It will be necessary to ensure that Governments cannot deplete expenditures on the social wage in order to fund such compensating tax arrangements.’
- ‘But with the so-called reform policy that began in the late 1970s, the provision of the social wage have been systematically scaled back.’
- ‘In return for fewer dollars in their pay packets, workers were rewarded through the social wage, more money for schools, child care, and above all, Medicare.’
- ‘By raising wages and by providing a social wage (including Social Security), unions and the New Deal would increase consumer demand and help solve the cause of the Depression.’
- ‘Over the past 20 years the value of the social wage has gone up by nearly 50% in real terms.’
- ‘It has also meant a cut in wage levels and a reduction in the social wage.’
- ‘Our members have a significant investment in Medicare and free bulk billing as critical elements of the social wage for which, historically, pay claims have been moderated.’
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