industrial relations news

  • National OH&S regime nears by

    A new report tabled by Workplace Relations Minister Julia Gillard may well form the blueprint for consistent occupational health and safety legislation

  • Employers seek changes to IR Bill by

    EMPLOYER GROUPS have expressed concern at the prospect of additional workplace regulation and labour costs at a time of global economic crisis, a forecast rise in unemployment and a downturn in domestic business activity

  • IR causes confusion in construction by

    Recent changes to industrial relations legislation is more of an interference than a help for some industries, according to Tony Noonan, group human resources manager, MacMahon Holdings.

  • More older women in the workforce by

    THE NUMBER of women in the workplace over the age of 55 will increase by 19 per cent between now and 2012.

  • Does one IR umbrella really provide protection? by

    Human Resources practitioners are often called upon to determine whether a Federal or State law applies to an employee.

  • Maternity leave access is falling by

    THERE HAS been a drop in the number of women with access to paid maternity leave in the last year, according to recent Australian Bureau of Statistics figures

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