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Financial cover for sick, quarantined gig workers

Uber and Deliveroo have both confirmed that they will provide financial support for drivers and riders diagnosed with coronavirus or placed in quarantine by a public health authority.

Porter still measuring coronavirus "dimensions"

Following a meeting today to discuss potential responses to the coronavirus, IR Minister Christian Porter said it was a time for listening and grasping the scale of the problem before determining the way forward, while employers and unions urged prompt action.

Worker offered free legal advice in tribunal balancing act

A senior tribunal member has taken the rare step of steering an unfair dismissal claimant towards the FWC's free legal advice service as a means of counterbalancing any "potential prejudice" arising from his decision to allow an employer to be represented.

Pay cuts for Qantas executives, board as coronavirus bites

In a move that might set the standard for companies making coronavirus-driven cutbacks, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has announced new cost-reduction measures while committing to taking no salary or bonus for the remaining four months of the financial year.

Porter meeting with employers, unions on COVID-19; & more

Minister to meet with employers, unions on coronavirus; ILO cancels governing council meeting due to COVID-19; Court upholds FWO compliance notice; and BHP says mineworker's crude joke unacceptable.

Court upholds ABCC compulsory examination notice

In rejecting an individual's claim that an ABCC notice to attend an examination was invalid as it did not enable her to decide whether she needed to answer all of its questions, the Federal Court has also contradicted the agency's position on the level of detail it must provide.

CFMMEU "whistleblowers" get their day in court

The Federal Court this morning kicks off a fortnight of hearings into allegations that the CFMMEU's construction division ousted two organisers in 2015 for whistleblowing.

Peak body slams push to outlaw s-x work

The peak s-x worker organisation has condemned an academic's argument that s-x work falls within the ILO's definition of "unacceptable work" and should be abolished.

TWU in the clear despite misleading statements

The Federal Court has held that the TWU made misleading statements linking Aldi's supply chain arrangements with a spike in road deaths but has found that it did not breach the Australian Consumer Law as it is not a trading corporation and did not make the claims in trade or commerce.

10 years jail for wage theft under Queensland plan; & more

Ten years jail for wage theft under Queensland plan; Unions NSW seeks entry rights to check underpayments; ROC examining RCI's record-keeping; New way needed to kill zombie agreements, says advisor; and Queensland's ethical supplier mandate imposes 12-month exclusions.