Industrial relations

Inquiry probes $1m union training payment

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Engineering firm denies payment was to buy industrial peace on Darwin gas project.

Tasmania cuts 500 more public sector jobs

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Treasurer says state govt 'getting on with the plan' amid back-flip criticisms.

PUP threat to construction watchdog

Palmer's voting bloc in the Senate yet to decide if it will back re-establishment of ABCC: report.

NAB faces $4.3m harassment suit

A former state manager at JBWere is suing owner NAB amid claims of ongoing discrimination.

Workers strike at BHP's Escondida mine

Union workers at world's biggest copper mine begin 24-hour strike over conditions.

Air France pilots' strike enters second week

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Airline losing up to $A22.5 million per day as strike casts doubt on annual profitability.

When the brain drain turns north again

Australia's lengthy list of skilled visa occupations is a source of ire for our region's developing countries. But some factors pulling in migrant workers may be about to turn.

CEO golden parachutes cut by 70%

Top Australian CEOs pay at lowest point for a decade, but still 63 times average worker.

Union boss fed member cash into $1m fund: report

Former head of NUW reportedly funded union elections using questionable company.

CCA secures pay freeze deal

Coca-Cola Amatil agrees new pay deals with employees: report.

Govt outlines 457 visa overhaul

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Business welcomes end to labour market testing, streamlined renewal process.

Palmer hit with unfair dismissal claim

Former Coolum employee takes on Clive Palmer over sacking: report.

Labour risk for Gorgon: report

Union pressure for shorter FIFO work rosters could impact Gorgon LNG project.

Govt won't abolish penalty rates: PM

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Abbott says govt won't abolish weekend penalty rates, non-committal on tax cuts.

Govt dismisses union super fee push

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Cormann rebuffs ACTU call for employers to hand over super increases voluntarily.

Union bid to lock in super rises

Unions press employers to pay increased contributions without workers forgoing pay rises.

Italy eyes labour market reform

PM flags new laws by year-end, following country's slide into third post-GFC recession.

PM’s progress too slow: Ai Group

Leading industry lobby group critical of progress on IR reform: report.

Cheaper foreign workers under govt plan

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Employers allowed to hire foreign workers on salaries 10% below standard skilled migrant rates.

Audit won't bring forced job cuts: Tasmanian govt

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Forced redundancies ruled out as state audit gets underway.