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FWC urgently inserting pandemic leave into awards

The FWC has moved on its own initiative to introduce two weeks' unpaid "pandemic leave" for millions of award-covered workers, as the coronavirus crisis continues.

ACTU warns of "no tolerance" for evictions

The ACTU has warned landlords and their representatives that unions will have "no tolerance" of forced evictions or pressure to draw down on retirement savings to pay rent.

Union loses $1m money chase over liquidated One Key

The CFMMEU has lost its challenge to Federal Court orders requiring liquidators of a labour hire company to distribute $1m that was held in a trust fund for members of the union.



"Unsteady" paramedic wins second chance to get job back

A paramedic sacked for allegedly self-medicating with a pain relief drug while on duty will get another chance to push for reinstatement, with Queensland's Industrial Court upholding his challenge to a decision dismissing his application.


Don't rule out reducing minimum wage: ACCI

Employers have told the annual wage review panel that if the coronavirus pandemic worsens, it might have to consider measures similar to the 10% depression-era reduction in award rates or the GFC minimum wage pause.


Qantas pilots vote up ultra long distance deal

Qantas long-haul pilots have voted 85% in favour of a new deal that will enable them to fly its Project Sunrise non-stop international routes, assuming the airline pushes ahead with its plan after dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus.