Industrial relations

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.

Business want action on Fair Work review

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Business lobby groups pushing govt to expedite planned review of Fair Work Act.

Abbott is right to follow Gillard's jobs plan

In truth, Australia has both an unemployment crisis and a labour shortage at the same time. But immigration can help solve the problem.

BHP vows to fight Port Hedland strike plans

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Miner believes strikes would fall outside legal time period, will apply for court injunction.

CFMEU spent redundancy cash on striking workers: inquiry

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Royal Commission hears move threatened to set a precedent for the building industry.

BHP cuts another 95 jobs at Mt Arthur

Move comes less than a month after miner shed 163 positions at NSW coal mine.

US private sector hiring slows in July

Payrolls growth disappoints expectations, markets await Labor Bureau print.