James Weir reporrts in the Dom Post:
Unions said there was a risk of a “jobless recovery”. Farmers enjoying high commodity prices may simply pay back debt, while consumers held off spending and firms avoided hiring, the National Distribution Union said. “Many jobs lost in the recession will not be replaced,” its general secretary, Robert Reid, said.
He called for a lift in the minimum wage to $15 an hour …
Oh yes putting the minimum wage up to $15 an hour will create jobs.
Why stop there. Let’s solve unemployment and put the minimum wage up to $30 an hour.