In Today's Media

'War for people' looms in the public service (2/07/2015)
Public service departments will be forced to fight a "war for people" as the looming mass retirements hit Commonwealth workplaces, according to a Canberra recruitment specialist.
Source: Canberra Times

ACT teachers union members meet to consider new enterprise agreement (2/07/2015)
Canberra teachers have renewed calls for better conditions and more qualified psychologists in schools as they prepare to consider a new enterprise agreement being put forward by the ACT government.
Source: Canberra Times

Shop workers' union denies cosy arrangement with Coles and Woolworths on pay rises for SA retail staff (2/07/2015)
A small business organisation is accusing the shop workers' union of a cosy relationship with Coles and Woolworths in South Australia which is making it harder for other retail businesses to compete.
Source: ABC

Customs staff in nationwide strike over pay and conditions (2/07/2015)
Customs and Immigration staff have walked off the job for two hours at airports and seaports across the country, as well as in some offices in the capital cities.
Source: ABC

Metro told to 'get serious' about pay negotiations with Melbourne train workers (2/07/2015)
The union representing workers on Melbourne's train system has told Metro to "get serious" about negotiations over stalled pay talks after their enterprise bargaining agreement expired on Tuesday.
Source: ABC

Tasmanian NBN contractor Visionstream sheds 60 jobs (2/07/2015)
Sixty workers have been laid off by the company charged with overseeing the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Tasmania.
Source: ABC

Prime Minister's department offers another $8 million in wages (1/07/2015)
The Prime Minister's department has thrown another $8 million in pay rises on to the table in a second attempt to reach a wages deal with its public servants.
Source: Canberra Times

Public service hiring 'freeze' to ease but some limits remain in place (1/07/2015)
The tight restrictions on recruitment that have squeezed the federal bureaucracy over the past 20 months are about to be lifted, though some milder limits will remain.
Source: Canberra Times

Public service job cuts: Hundreds more tax office executives to be culled (30/06/2015)
About 450 Tax Office middle managers slated for redundancies will walk away with golden handshakes worth just under $90,000 each on average, according to their bosses' calculations.
Source: Canberra Times

CFMEU faces $1.1 million lawsuit for alleged breaches (30/06/2015)
Eight Canberra union officials allegedly blockaded a northside worksite and demanded the builder sign a CFMEU enterprise agreement.
Source: Canberra Times

Stop the victim-blaming: concerns raised over Labor bullying scandal (29/06/2015)
Domestic violence groups and leading Labor figures have weighed into the bullying scandal confronting the Andrews government, warning that "victim-blaming" the female staffer who made the complaint could deter other women from speaking out in future.
Source: The Age

What to do when your manager is a bosshole (29/06/2015)
We can't be expected to get along with everyone, but things can become uncomfortable if the person rubbing you up the wrong way is your boss.
Source: Australian Financial Review

Battlelines drawn at the Public Service Commission (26/06/2015)
Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd faces growing resistance to the wage offer made to his staff with the CPSU insisting he's trying to sneak through deep cuts to conditions and entitlements.
Source: Canberra Times

CPSU threatens to disrupt international airports over pay dispute after half-day walkout in Victoria (26/06/2015)
Unions are threatening to disrupt international airports around the country next week, as part of its ongoing industrial campaign for better pay and conditions.
Source: ABC

Long weekends in distant places attract travellers (26/06/2015)
The prospect of a flying 10 hours each way to spend a long weekend watching rugby in Hong Kong or lying on the beach in Hawaii rather than staying at a destination far closer to home might sound far-fetched to some Australians, but experts say is a growing trend within the travel industry.
Source: Australian Financial Review

How to stop innovative workplaces from turning toxic (25/06/2015)
Innovative workplaces can turn toxic. Here's how to reject an employee's idea but keep them onside and nip bad behaviour in the bud.
Source: Australian Financial Review

Colouring books the new antidote to executive stress (25/06/2015)
In one of the publishing industry's more surprising turns, adult colouring books are the new black.
Source: Australian Financial Review