Industrial relations

The ACCC turns its spotlight on Toll

An ACCC investigation into Toll's agreement with the Transport Workers Union promises a much needed assessment of the deal's threat to national productivity.

Miners hit by 'production at any cost' push

Resources sector largely has itself to blame for its productivity problems, study finds.

BHP possibly faces port problem: report

Executives from BHP, Rio hit back at Fortescue's Power over supply.

Toll's ACCC victory sets a dangerous precedent

The ACCC has rubber-stamped Toll's agreement with the Transport Workers Union – a decision that will harm national productivity.

Unions concerned by 457 visa changes

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ACTU says move 'mind-boggling' amid 12-year unemployment high.

Look to Asia, Hockey tells Europe

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Treasurer says EU must further engage with Asia, calls for local labour market reform.

Satya Nadella's 'Karma' coma: Gender gap reflects the ‘Ask’ gap

Microsoft boss' Zen-like response to why the tech industry is a boys' club has opened a can of worms on gender wage disparity. But can Nadella's bungle lead to something positive?

Air France issues profit warning after strike

Forecast slashed by €500 million after one of the longest strikes in airline's history.

Royal commission into unions extended

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Federal government extends union probe by 12 months, commits $8m in funding.

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.