Industrial relations

Plenty of asbestos left in Telstra's infrastructure

Independent taskforce set up by Labor at the peak of asbestos ­concerns has been dissolved but the Communications Workers Union says there's still "unfinished business."

Patrick wins MUA port battle

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Unions fail in push for arbitration on Asciano subsidiary's automation plan at Sydney's Port Botany.

Pay hike could cost jobs: govt

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Coalition warns Fair Work Commission on raising the national minimum wage.

China eyes FTA labour imports

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Beijing wants Chinese firms to be able to import labour for Aust projects: report.

Commission to uncover 'dark secrets': Abetz

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Minister says royal commission into union corruption will raise questions for ALP.

ACTU labels inquiry a witch-hunt

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Union says royal commission serves purpose only as a smear campaign.

CFMEU agrees WA wage cuts

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Construction workers may see salaries slashed by as much as 20%: report.

Union inquiry to begin today

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Royal commission into union corruption to start in Sydney.

Watpac latest to scold CFMEU

Boss of building firm hits out at largest construction union: report.

Royal Commission targets Shorten

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Documents from ALP leader’s time at AWU sought in bid to ensnare him in scandal.

Lend Lease slams CFMEU

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Steve McCann has called the union a disgrace after surprise safety audits.

Abbott’s competition review will weigh on big business

Looking at the Abbott government's record of commitment to small business, it's understandable the big end of town is worried. The competition review indicates a recalibration is on the horizon.

Amazon's German workers strike again

Hundreds of staff participate in stoppage as pay dispute drags on.

Crean urges action on CFMEU

Simon Crean urged the ACTU to take action on militant CFMEU.

IR needs reform: Murray

Former CBA boss says Australian productivity is limiting growth potential.

Sacked exec loses unfair dismissal case

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Former Energy Australia exec has sexual harassment claims dismissed.

Paul Howes confirms resignation

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Union heavyweight announces he will step down as national secretary of the AWU in July after seven years in the role.

Govt targets cosy union deals

Abetz says some companies 'play along' with restrictive work practices.

ISS warns on inflated CEO pay

Long-term incentives resulting in big increases to remuneration levels.

Qantas workers to lobby pollies

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Unions dig in against changes to the Qantas Sale Act.

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