Your boss’s pay cheque may be boosting populism

Disconnect between economic growth and wage increases is rising again after shrinking soon after the 2008 crisis, says report


Photo: iStock
Photo: iStock

A widening pay gap between C-Suite and the admin desk could be contributing to global anger. The disconnect between economic growth and wage increases is rising again after shrinking soon after the 2008 crisis, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) latest Global Wage Report shows. Workers feeling cheated of their fair share of progress may feed into rising frustration, the report said.

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