DP World cuts 200 jobs as industrial action bites; CEO paid nanny $2.33 an hour, says FWO; Australia's minimum wage the world's highest in 2018; Sustainable energy inquiry to consider displaced workers; Follow NSW model to empower Uber drivers, says TWU.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has agreed to consider easing public sector bargaining restrictions imposed on the Australian Prudential Regulatory Agency, as it struggles to attract and retain a skilled workforce in the face of high salaries on offer in the private sector.
The FWC has thrown out an ANMF scope order bid for Victorian employees of a national aged care provider to be covered by a separate agreement, finding the company was willing to make "substantial" concessions to preserve workers' conditions before bargaining stalled.
Celebrity chef George Calombaris must complete seven public-speaking engagements encouraging workplace compliance and his hospitality empire will make a "contrition" payment, as part of a novel enforceable undertaking signed after the FWO exposed underpayments of more than $7 million by the company he founded.
New analysis warns the Morrison Government that it will breach two key ILO conventions if it proceeds with its revived legislation to make it easier to deregister unions and disqualify their officials.
The Federal Court will allow a gold mining company to file a cross-claim that could provide a "complete answer" to an alleged general manager's bid for more than $1 million in unpaid wages, but it must first pay any costs he has thrown away as a result of its unreasonable conduct.
Mining unions are opposing approval of two proposed four-year BHP Billiton agreements that they say use an in-house labour hire model to pay coal mineworkers 30% to 40% less than they receive under union-negotiated agreements, while also denying them guaranteed pay rises.
The FWC has refused to grant a 1383-day extension to a casual Coles employee who was notified of his dismissal almost two years after working his last shift in 2014 but failed to contest it in time because he "put his head in the sand".
The FWC has found stevedore DP World was conditionally entitled to temporarily outsource maintenance of its infrastructure that could not be completed by its own workforce before the start of industrial action last week, as the CFMMEU prepares for a new wave of strikes in three states.