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  • Holiday hiatus

    23 December 2004

    WorkplaceInfo wishes all our subscribers a safe, peaceful and happy festive season. We recommence publishing on 10 January 2005.

  • Unions on their own in IR war - Labor

    23 December 2004

    Labor’s shadow Industrial Relations spokesman, Stephen Smith, has given yet another indication that the ALP will not be backing the trade union movement in any major fight over the Government’s forthcoming IR legislation.

  • James Hardie takes 'first step' on asbestos deal

    22 December 2004

    James Hardie, the ACTU, Unions NSW and asbestos groups have signed a Heads of Agreement yesterday that takes the company on the first step to endings its asbestos victims' compensation battles.

  • ACTU wants right of entry as part of certified agreements

    22 December 2004

    The ACTU argued yesterday before a Full Bench of the AIRC in Adelaide that union right of entry, conditions on the use of labour hire and trade union training leave should be ‘matters pertaining to the employment relationship’ and therefore part of certified agreements.

  • Unionised workers get bigger pay rises - acirrt

    22 December 2004

    Unionised workers are continuing to win bigger wage rises than non-union workers according to a quarterly report issued by the Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research (acirrt), University of Sydney.

  • Public servants huge 'yes' to pay offer

    21 December 2004

    NSW public servants have voted overwhelmingly to accept a 16% pay deal with the NSW Government over four years.

  • RBA blames skills shortages, low unemployment for slower economy

    21 December 2004

    Skills shortages in Australia and the low unemployment rate may be keeping the economy growing slower than it otherwise might, according to the Reserve Bank’s Deputy Governor Glenn Stevens.

  • Work and Family Test Case - overview

    21 December 2004

    Firm award-based regulations to ensure that workplaces are family friendly by law or flexibility so that employers and employees can make independent arrangements that suit them both.

  • Boom in new jobs for Executives

    20 December 2004

    The Australian executive employment market in November defied the traditional pre-Christmas slowdown, with demand increasing 21% over the previous month.

  • WA Govt sidesteps union in nurse’s pay offer

    20 December 2004

    The WA Labor Government has enraged the State’s union movement by sending out letters directly to the 12,000 public-sector nurses spelling out what it says is its final pay offer.

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