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Unions wary of preferred Virgin Australia bidders

The two remaining bidders for Virgin Australia have a "chequered history" on IR and workers rights, according to unions, who represent the largest number of the airline's creditors.

No power to "do a re-run" of wrong agreement: FWC

An FWC member has refused to replace an incorrectly-provided draft of a deal with the employee-endorsed final version, finding it should be left to a full bench to consider the employer's "obvious error" in her earlier approval of the agreement.

First IR roundtable round-up tomorrow

The Morrison Government will tomorrow hold a preliminary meeting involving employers and unions, as it pushes ahead with its plan to create five working groups to discuss changes to the IR system.

Sacking upheld despite "deficient" psych test process

The FWC has called on South Australia to re-examine psychometric testing protocols for workers in child residential care facilities, after upholding the sacking of a youth worker deemed "psychologically unsuitable" but finding the testing process deficient.

Ferrari chief's secrecy bid stalls in Federal Court

The Federal Court has this afternoon rejected a request from Ferrari Australasia's former chief executive for a confidentiality order to suppress details of his discontinued general protections claim.

ACTU pushes for real minimum rise as AiG seeks freeze

The ACTU and the Victorian Government in supplementary submissions to the FWC's annual wage review have maintained their requests for real wage increases, while the AiG has fallen into line with ACCI and backed a freeze.

Unions not biting government's $1000 carrot to freeze pay

Unions are still in the dark about which NSW public servants would qualify for a $1000 frontline worker 'bonus' in lieu of a pay rise, while a health union has asked the State Treasurer to ditch a 2.5% wages cap before it puts the offer to members.