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Court decision firms Labor pledge to change laws for casual workers

Court decision firms Labor pledge to change laws for casual workers

Federal Labor has renewed a pledge to legislate against the use of permanent casual workers following a Federal Court decision this week to grant a casual truck driver annual leave.

  • by Anna Patty

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'Essential breathing space': Foodora Australia in administration
Food & drink

'Essential breathing space': Foodora Australia in administration

The food delivery company has gone into voluntary administration in a move it says will put legal action against it on hold.

  • by Anna Patty
'Kick in the guts': Employers cry foul over casual truck driver's win
Rio Tinto

'Kick in the guts': Employers cry foul over casual truck driver's win

There are calls for an urgent change to the law in the wake of a landmark ruling

  • by Anna Patty
Contract companies using legislative 'back doors' to rip off migrant workers
Brisbane

Contract companies using legislative 'back doors' to rip off migrant workers

Dodgy ABNs, ‘gentlemen’s agreements’ and complex company structures used to exploit people, inquiry told.

  • by Alison Brown
Unions rally in support of proposed ACT jobs code
Canberra

Unions rally in support of proposed ACT jobs code

Normally when hundreds of union members descend on the ACT Legislative Assembly, it's because they're "throwing bricks at the place", according to one official.

  • by Katie Burgess
More than a million workers 'short-changed' on sick leave
Manufacturing

More than a million workers 'short-changed' on sick leave

A Fair Work Commission ruling has upended the way sick leave is calculated, opening the way for massive backpay claims.

  • by Anna Patty
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Construction union ordered to pay $577,500 for unlawful behaviour

Construction union ordered to pay $577,500 for unlawful behaviour

Judge lashes CFMMEU over poor behaviour at sites in Melbourne and Brisbane.

  • by Anna Patty
Wage theft is rampant and will ‘never be eradicated’, Queensland inquiry hears
Brisbane

Wage theft is rampant and will ‘never be eradicated’, Queensland inquiry hears

Inquiry hears that wage theft is rampant in hospitality, construction and franchise sector.

  • by Alison Brown
From cleaner and garbo, to politics: Tony Sheldon resigns from TWU
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From cleaner and garbo, to politics: Tony Sheldon resigns from TWU

The powerful head of the transport union has long harboured doubts about the deregulation of wages and corporations - a sentiment held widely among unionists of the old industrial Labor Right who once supported the Hawke-Keating agenda to liberalise the economy.

  • by Anna Patty
Huge pay rise for Coles workers after scrapping of cosy union deal
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Wesfarmers

Huge pay rise for Coles workers after scrapping of cosy union deal

Coles workers have received pay-rises of as much as $150 a week after a substandard wages deal between the shop assistants union and supermarket was replaced.

  • by Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar
More time needed to investigate workplace deaths, commissioner says
Canberra

More time needed to investigate workplace deaths, commissioner says

The ACT's work safety commissioner has said the currently two-year time limit to press charges is restrictive to investigators.

  • by Andrew Brown