“Undervaluation of skills”: Why retail staff are among lowest paid workers

Retail workers are among lowest paid in the Australian workforce. Source: Bigstock.
Retail workers are among lowest paid in the Australian workforce. Source: Bigstock.
Amid intense cost of living and other inflationary pressures, retail workers are among the hardest hit within the Australian workforce, a new report has found. Many retail staff are struggling to make ends meet, with wages not proportionate to rising expenses. According to the 2023 O’Brien report – conducted by labour economist Dr. Martin O’Brien and engaged by the SDA, which surveyed retail industry employees – the proportion of households with a member of the family working in the reta

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