The lowest paid workers in Australia have been granted a measly 42 cents extra per hour this week.
The so called ‘Fair Work Commission’ only managed to increase the wages of 1.8 million workers by $16 per week.
The union movement was asking for a minimum rise of $27 a week to stop growing inequality.
ACTU secretary Dave Oliver said unions were extremely disappointed with the decision.
The minimum wage in Australia is now less than half the average wage.