Relax child. Nothing has changed in the past 40 years. Wages come up and sit for a while then they rise slowly again. Every 4 or 5 years small adjustments are made to meet the bare minimum. Oil has come and gone and will slowly come back around. ENG requiring more experience? One company advertises for more experience and you take this as a normal across the board.
What hard work has been done to bring up pay?
Write an article? Where, how and why? Look back at what has already been documented.