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NSW IRC to convene public sector freeze talks tomorrow

The NSW Government has taken off the table its offer of a $1000 "bonus" and job guarantee in lieu of a pay rise for frontline public servants, as it pursues the freeze in the NSW IRC, following a disallowance motion in the Upper House.

ABS says hours, labour costs down; and more

Hours and labour costs down, says ABS; UWU leader to address webinar on union responses to COVID-19; JIR webinar to consider impacts of COVID-19 on IR; and Sally McManus webinar tomorrow.

Compensation after pregnant bookkeeper's "cavalier" sacking

The FWC has ordered an accounting firm to compensate a bookkeeper sacked in a "hopelessly cavalier" fashion via email while pregnant and holidaying overseas, rejecting the employer's claim it was a genuine redundancy.

Call for more voices on slavery advisory body

The Morrison Government's expert advisory group on modern slavery is too top-heavy with big business representatives, according to human rights groups, churches, academics and unions.

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.