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COVID-19 slashes growth in hourly pay rates

The coronavirus pandemic has cut growth in the Wage Price Index in the private sector to the lowest level in its 23-year history, the ABS has confirmed today.

Kovacic funeral live-streamed

The private funeral service for FWC Deputy President John Kovacic will be live-streamed on Friday.

Senator's shift could stymie Coalition's IR changes

The newly-independent South Australian Senator Rex Patrick says he will now focus on job creation through industry policy and value-added manufacturing to help Australia recover from the coronavirus pandemic rather than "tweaking the IR rules" as sought by the Morrison Government.

FWC issues warning to performance-managed workers

In rejecting the unfair dismissal claim of a childcare worker who said she resigned because of bullying, a senior FWC member has observed it is "unfortunately easy" to respond to performance management with counter-allegations.

Case proceeds despite worker's "repeated" no-shows

In a decision illustrating how much latitude the FWC is prepared to give unrepresented applicants, an employer has failed to have a former worker's unfair dismissal claim binned despite his "repeated failures" to attend conferences.

Hitler parody worker wins $201K compensation, loses promotion

While ordering BP to pay more than $200,000 compensation to a reinstated worker who made a Hitler parody video of its protracted bargaining with oil refinery workers, an FWC full bench has allowed it to reduce his bonus and revoke a promotion.