- FWA review must centre on productivity
New workplace relations minister Bill Shorten has announced a review of the Fair Work Act – the first since the Act was fully implemented and a requirement under the system.
- IR the biggest issue to get right in 2012
Industrial relations experts have warned that IR is set to remain firmly on the agenda throughout 2012 and beyond, and that it’s time to look back on the lessons to be learnt from past disputes.
- Blind eye: Rampant culture of discrimination
Senior managers at Airservices Australia (ASA) are being called to account over allegations of extreme misconduct, relating to the distribution of pornography and consistent discrimination against and degrading behaviour towards female staff.
- Spotlight on holiday leave: Aussies outdo Asia-Pac region
Australian employers offer the highest level of statutory holiday leave to employees in the Asia-Pacific region, but rank among the lowest compared to western European countries.
- Navigating public holidays
The upcoming spate of public holidays may mean turkey, presents and fireworks for some - but for many Australian organisations it will be business as usual.
- FWA accepts new leave arrangement
In a significant decision that changes the interpretation of the National Employment Standards (NES), Fair Work Australia (FWA) has determined that so-called ‘loaded hourly rates’ in lieu of ‘paid’ annual and personal leave will be permitted in new Enterprise Agreements.