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  • Hendy move to Nelson office shows ‘WorkChoices still lives’: ACTU

    20 December 2007

    The ACTU has launched a savage attack on the move of hard-line IR warrior Peter Hendy from the head of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to be chief of staff for new Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson.

  • Is WorkChoices really dead – or just foxing?

    20 December 2007

    Has WorkChoices really expired, as Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson claimed yesterday, or is it just playing dead?

  • Labor's IR and WorkChoices overhang

    20 December 2007

    Labor has admitted that when faced with a choice between AWA fairness for employees and certainty for employers, it chose to look after the bosses. Meanwhile the Liberal Party should accept that Australians have rejected their WorkChoices laws and back Labor’s plan to abolish AWAs and restore protection from unfair dismissal, the ACTU says.

  • AFPC abandons pay scales, continues with minimum wage

    20 December 2007

    The Australian Fair Pay Commission has confirmed it will discontinue its reviews of Australian Pay and Classification Scales and of junior and training wages in the Australian labour market, but will continue to set the minimum wage - until this role is also removed.

  • Employers welcome end of junior wage review

    20 December 2007

    Employer groups have welcomed the announcement by the Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) that it will end its review of minimum wage arrangements for younger Australians (junior wages).

  • Ombudsman targets Qld employers after tip-off

    20 December 2007

    The Workplace Ombudsman has begun compliance audits targeting the security, restaurant, catering and club industries in parts of Queensland. Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson said the audits would be aimed at employers in south east, central and northern Queensland.

  • Asian workers not answer for Tas tourism woes: union

    20 December 2007

    The major union in the tourism industry has reacted angrily to calls for cheap Asian workers to be imported into Tasmania to keep the industry running in that state.

  • 91 rail workers fined $10,000 each for illegal strike

    20 December 2007

    Ninety-one Perth construction workers have been fined up to $10,000 each for an illegal strike, but won’t have to pay a cent - their union will cover the fines.

  • Time for business to bury WorkChoices too, says ACTU

    20 December 2007

    Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson has declared WorkChoices dead and the ACTU believes employers should follow suit and stop trying to sign workers up on AWAs.

  • Ombudsman praises Tas unions and warns bosses

    20 December 2007

    The Workplace Ombudsman has praised Tasmania’s unions for their help in protecting workers entitlements and warned the State’s employers they must pay young workers properly.

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