Industrial relations

Push to end super rate rises

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The government is preparing to scrap an expensive rise in compulsory super that has been damned by employers.

Bring back building watchdog: Cole

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A former royal ­commissioner warns ­opponents of the ABCC’s revival that they risk entrenching unlawful union conduct.

AWU calls watchdog on Palmer

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Clive Palmer could be investigated for potential breaches of federal law over the collapse of his nickel refinery.

National port strikes loom

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A dispute with the MUA is set to culminate in the first national strikes to befall Patrick Stevedores since 1998.

Backlash fears delay IR reform

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The federal government is putting off a fateful decision on workplace relations after being urged to 'repair' the system.

'Biggest fight since WorkChoices'

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Unions vow to battle the government if it acts on the Productivity Commission's push for one weekend penalty rate.

Union corruption shows why we need transparency in super

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A sure sign that dodgy dealings and corruption are probably rampant in any organisation, be it union or super fund, is when financial records are essentially secret.

ACTU boss offers olive branch to govt

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ACTU secretary Dave Oliver open to talks with government on union transparency: report.

A welcome disruption to the economy

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The Unfair Contracts Act is a significant piece of microeconomic reform that will result in greater labour market innovation and job creation.

'Unions must get house in order'

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Bill Kelty urges trade unions to set higher standards of internal governance.

Debunking the myths surrounding penalty rates

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A number of misguided assumptions cloud our understanding of penalty rates and their impact on employment and the economy.

Coles owner rejects TWU claims

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Ten truckies, two union activists arrested during protest in Sydney Coles store.

Conroy slams unions royal commission

by AAP
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Frontbencher says inquiry was a smear campaign, attempted to shape media coverage.

Turnbull's corruption fix

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For both Turnbull and Shorten to have credibility they must accept the evidence of corruption in unions and act against it.

TURC defends Shorten timing

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The TURC has defended its decision to release submissions which effectively cleared Bill Shorten on a Friday night.

Shorten 'didn't engage in criminal conduct': TURC

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Bill Shorten didn’t engage in criminal or unlawful conduct while a union official, say TURC lawyers.

Vic Labor gift cards claim rejected

by AAP
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Plumbers Union secretary denies media allegations of gift card kickbacks on membership.

Lawler misled boss on affair

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Fair Work VP presided over health hearings during relationship with Kathy Jackson.

Union officials charged after TURC

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Two officials of the CFMEU have been charged following referrals from the trade unions royal commission.

CFMEU considers textile union merger

by AAP
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The CFMEU is considering a merger with the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union.

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