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Taking stock: Why Amazon is a very different employer from Sears

Taking stock: Why Amazon is a very different employer from Sears

Half a century ago, a Sears salesman could retire with a nest egg worth well over $US1 million in today's dollars. These days, shareholders come first.

  • by Nelson D. Schwartz and Michael Corkery

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'Public servants should hit back harder': John Lloyd speaks up
Industrial relations

'Public servants should hit back harder': John Lloyd speaks up

The bureaucracy's ex-chief reflects on an 'inept' union and says public servants should respond when attacked personally.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Business Council president rejects union push as 'the enemy of job creation'
Jennifer Westacott

Business Council president rejects union push as 'the enemy of job creation'

Business Council of Australia President Jennifer Westacott has slammed the ACTU's push for industry-wide bargaining as "unworkable", while dismissing claims about casualisation as union "spin".

  • by Dana McCauley
Flashback 1923, Police Strike: Melbourne descends into anarchy
Victoria Police

Flashback 1923, Police Strike: Melbourne descends into anarchy

95 years ago a police strike in Melbourne led to widespread looting, chaos and violence. We remember the anarchy with this article from the archives.

  • by Staff Writers
Robots will be here to help: Business Council rejects jobs fears over automation
Robots

Robots will be here to help: Business Council rejects jobs fears over automation

Australians are being urged to embrace the robots and other new technologies that will replace “routine” workers in the decade ahead.

  • by David Crowe
Queensland union membership on the rise
Jobs

Queensland union membership on the rise

More than 11,000 workers joined unions associated with the Queensland Council of Unions last year.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
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Penalty rate cut decision looms for club workers
ALP

Penalty rate cut decision looms for club workers

As the industrial umpire weighs a push to cut entitlements Labor has vowed to reverse the decision.

  • by Anna Patty
Canberra Now: Canberrans honoured and another ACT Health resignation
Healthcare

Canberra Now: Canberrans honoured and another ACT Health resignation

Plus the latest from cartoon wizard (or wizard cartoonist) David Pope.

  • by Sherryn Groch
A group of ACT businesses is arguing against push to cut penalty rates
Penalty rates

A group of ACT businesses is arguing against push to cut penalty rates

It's not often we hear employers arguing to keep penalty rates, but some Canberra clubs are going against their national body.

  • by Sally Whyte
Government 'must act now' to prepare for coal transition: report

Government 'must act now' to prepare for coal transition: report

Power workers and their communities face bleak and uncertain futures if Australia doesn’t properly manage the closure of coal-fired power stations in the transition to renewable energy, a new report has found.

  • by Ian Kirkwood & Dana McCauley
Union seeks to join casual worker test case
Kelly O'Dwyer

Union seeks to join casual worker test case

The CFMMEU has launched a bid to join Federal Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O'Dwyer in intervening in a test case over the definition of casual workers, which has employers worried they could owe millions of dollars in unpaid leave entitlements. 

  • by Dana McCauley