Employment law & Industrial relations

  • MasterChef style cook-off in bid to save jobs by Iain Hopkins

    Four Gold Coast TAFE chefs unwillingly entered a MasterChef style cooking competition – the loser will be made redundant.

  • Workers threaten Pyjama protest in wages fight by Stephanie Zillman

    Some 600 Victorian Legal Aid workers have threatened to wear unusual clothing in a bid to embarrass their employer. A media stunt? Yes. And that’s the point.

  • No reinstatement for Big Mac eater by Stephanie Zillman

    A CSIRO worker has been denied his request for reinstatement, following his resignation after using a company car to go through a fast food drive-thru.

  • Shorten flags change of FWA for pregnant women by Stephanie Zillman

    Workplace relations minister Bill Shorten intends to introduce new laws governing the rights of pregnant women at work and increase flexibility with parental leave.

  • Blockade at job site over use of foreign labour by Iain Hopkins

    A contractor south-west of Melbourne has flown foreign workers into a construction site via helicopter – he says the site has been blockaded by unemployed workers.

  • Election battleground: workplace relations? by Stephanie Zillman

    The Labor government has flagged its intention to increase the number of employees who can ask for flexible working arrangements – are you abreast of what would change?

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