Industrial Relations

  • Speculation rife but Evans says no comment

    Federal Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans has said he will not speculate on whether the upcoming independent review of the Fair Work Act could lead to the return of compulsory arbitration.

  • High stakes collective bargaining

    What does it take to execute on high stakes collective bargaining? Chris Gardner goes ‘behind the scenes’ to examine the vital components of a successful collective bargaining think-tank.

  • Employers call for inquiry into Fair Work laws

    A national meeting of more than 20 leading employer and business organisations held in Melbourne on Friday has called for changes to Australia’s Fair Work laws, and for an independent review of current IR laws.

  • FIFO probe into single life

    A parliamentary committee is currently reviewing submissions to its inquiry into the ‘fly-in, fly-out’ (FIFO) workforce, and chair of the inquiry, Independent MP Tony Windsor has said they have no idea what the outcomes will be.

  • Candidate miscommunication a case for Fair Work

    An unfair dismissal claim brought before Fair Work Australia (FWA) from an employee who claimed she was misled about the permanent status of a role has highlighted the need for employers and recruiters to be meticulous when checking the details of candidate correspondence.

  • A feather to fly with: What Qantas must do to create a viable organisation

    How can Qantas create a new relationship with its 31,000 staff, one that reflects engagement in common cause rather than traditional, adversarial, win-lose positions? Christopher J Tipler provides some tips.

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