ACTU secretary Sally McManus has called for legislative changes to lock in 10 days paid personal leave each year for all employees regardless of hours worked, following a High Court decision today she claims blows a "massive" hole in the nation's defences against COVID-19.
A former labour hire design engineer who claims he became an ASX-listed company's direct full-time employee is seeking redundancy pay and more than six years of entitlements after it allegedly sacked him with one day's notice due to COVID-19.
A High Court majority has rejected union arguments that employees working longer than standard hours are entitled to use those hours as the basis for calculating their entitlement to 10 days paid personal/carer's leave for each year of service.
The Victorian government has pledged to honour promised pay rises totalling 9% over four years to nurses and midwives working in the State's public health system, along with a "one-stop shop" for long service leave.
Multinational airport ground services provider Swissport has labelled Australia's IR system a "jobkiller" after an FWC full bench quashed the approval of an agreement voted up by a 91% margin more than two years ago.