Enterprise Agreement pay rises slump to historic lows

The Attorney-General’s Department’s latest bargaining trends report for the December quarter of 2020 reveals enterprise bargaining agreements (EBAs) approved at the end of 2020 averaged pay rises of just 2.2%, the equal lowest increase in 29 years.

EBAs Q4 2020

Average EBA wage increases fell sharply in Q4 2020.

Pay increases in public sector agreements fell below 2% for the first time ever, while pay rises in union agreements fell behind increases in non-union agreements for the second time in the past four quarters.

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