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Wages

Meanings and phrases

wages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; reward; payoff

higher wages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He says his wife has convinced him to strike for higher wages.
  • It was initiated by waste collectors seeking higher wages and better conditions.
  • Furthermore, American factory workers were paid higher wages than their European competitors.

low wages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He often criticised the accommodation and low wages.
  • "Passion pay" refers to low wages paid by employers for younger people.
  • A later strike of 1920, again over low wages was organised at Ainsworth Mill.

minimum wages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It continues to press for higher minimum wages.
  • There are minimum wages for various types of work, but they are very low and unenforced.
  • As part of his research in labour economics, Kramarz has investigated the economics of minimum wages.

lower wages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • After enough time, a two-tier wage system can permanently lower wages in an entire industry.
  • They were expected to work for lower wages than men and upon marriage, terminate their employment.
  • Lagging nations have less experience; the new technique allows them to use their lower wages to enter the market.

unpaid wages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On 25 April 2017, he terminated his contract due to unpaid wages.
  • In March 2018, work on the second tunnel hit a snag when workers walked off the job over unpaid wages.
  • The game against St Mirren was cancelled a day before when the players went on strike due to unpaid wages.

real wages

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • If CPI overestimates inflation, then claims that real wages have fallen over time could be unfounded.
  • Since inflation lowers real wages, Keynesians view inflation as the solution to involuntary unemployment.
  • As per-capita gross domestic product grew, real wages of the British working class remained relatively constant.
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