Industrial relations

Govt eager for front foot on IR

Abbott govt desperate to seize control of the political debate over industrial relations laws.

Unions urge caution on IR reform

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​Unions tell govt to delay workplace law changes while inquiries take their course.

Workplace inquiry seeks 'fresh ideas'

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Lowering minimum wage among issues to be investigated by Productivity Commission.

Free trade agreements are driving IR reforms by stealth

The Coalition's FTAs with China and South Korea include provisions for labour mobility that could alter Australia's industrial relations landscape.

Jetstar pilot union seeks strike ballot

Report says union representing 40 per cent of Jetstar pilots has filed with Fair Work Australia.

ACCC sets sights on unions

Competition watchdog eyes militant unions over allegations of illegal conduct: report.

New laws could aid foreign workers

Govt weighs scheme to allow skilled foreigners to enter for a year without 457 visa: report.

Skilled expedites new CEO start date

Labour hire firm taps Angus McKay to start 2 weeks early as it mulls proposal from Programmed.

Inquiry clears Gillard, backs union charges

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Report says former PM did not commit, was not aware of any criminality in AWU saga.

Skilled Group names new CEO

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Labour hire firm appoints Pacific National Rail executive Angus McKay as CEO.

Automation threatens 500,000 jobs

New govt modeling suggests robots, AI to take big bite out of workforce: report.

Gyngell tops salary charts: report

Nine boss enjoys $19.6m salary, leads way from little-known head of investment firm.

Total hits out at Aust cost environment

Santos JV partner says high costs to blame for gas shortage at GLNG project: report.

BHP push to keep out unions

Miner urges Senate to pass govt’s proposed restrictions on unions entering workplaces.

Australia needs a sophisticated debate on IR policy

There are legitimate questions to be asked about our workplace relations framework, but rehashing ideological talking points will do little to advance the discussion.

Business wants workplace change

AHRI pressing for far-reaching changes to Fair Work Act amid govt inquiry.

Unlawful conduct rife in construction sector: report

CFMEU faces further criticism from Fair Work Building and Construction inspectorate.

ACCC takes action against CFMEU

Consumer watchdog will go to court with construction union over alleged boycott of Boral.

The ACCC's action against the CFMEU is just the beginning

The ACCC’s decision to launch legal action against the CFMEU is a step in the right direction, but there is much work to be done on breaking up the cosy relationships between big corporations and the unions.

B20 seeks flexible work laws

Business leaders call on world politicians to make labour markets more flexible.