Industrial relations

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Fair Work Commission rules BHP vaccine mandate unlawful due to lack of consultation
About 50 workers at the Mt Arthur coalmine had been stood down without pay over the mandate

Stephanie Convery

03, Dec, 2021 @8:31 AM

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Adelaide bubble tea chain accused of underpaying staff $186,000 goes into liquidation
The FunTea chain was defending a claim in court by the Fair Work Ombudsman over alleged underpayment of 20 staff

Royce Kurmelovs

29, Nov, 2021 @8:39 AM

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Wedding cakes, tweets and gay teachers: how will the religious discrimination bill actually work?
The proposed law has implications for multiple areas of public life but may not overcome some constitutional issues

Nino Bucci

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Western Sydney more susceptible to ‘economic scarring’ post-lockdown, experts say
Unemployment in inner south-west, which includes Canterbury-Bankstown, is 8.8%, while the rate across Sydney is 5.7%

Mostafa Rachwani

22, Nov, 2021 @5:13 AM

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Australia’s universities converting as little as 1% of casual staff to permanent despite labour law change
Six months after Fair Work Act amendments, union says the move to permanent roles remains ‘abysmal across the sector’

Peter Hannam

17, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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No, wages are not about to explode – they are struggling to keep up with Australia’s inflation | Greg Jericho
Weak real wages growth puts any arguments that there is some kind of wages boom to rest

Greg Jericho

17, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australians working 1.5 hours more unpaid overtime each week compared with pre-Covid
Survey reveals 44% of businesses have staff working from home, but young employees are clocking up eight hours of unpaid work a week

Paul Karp

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia’s wage crisis won’t be solved until workers are adequately paid for their productivity | Greg Jericho
RBA wants wages to grow 3.5% each year, but efficiency and reward need to go hand in hand

Greg Jericho

15, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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In modern Australia, why must caring for your family come second to your work duties? | Van Badham
‘Workplace flexibility’ is an industrial euphemism for shedding staff who have the temerity to exist beyond their job

Van Badham

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian businesses lead way in paid family and domestic violence leave
More than 1 million employees have access to paid FDV leave, with about 660,000 granted at least 10 days

Amy Remeikis

10, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian workers have more bargaining power post-lockdowns, ACTU says
Labour shortages and improving business conditions mean staff are suddenly in high demand, Sally McManus says

Peter Hannam

10, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘You may bring shame to your family’: Australia launches campaign to stop seasonal farm workers absconding
Aggressive campaign aimed at Pacific Islanders comes amid claims of ‘inhumane conditions’ for pickers

Cait Kelly

05, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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