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Reith advocates cycling to work

Workplace Relations Minister Peter Reith has joined this morning's annual "Ride to Work" in Melbourne to highlight how some workplaces have implemented arrangements to encourage employees to commute by bicycle.

MUA's Coombs steps down

MUA national secretary John Coombs announced today that he would retire early next month after an eight-year reign that included leading the union through the tumultuous 1998 waterfront dispute.

Government is stuck in the past on IR: Beazley

Opposition Leader Kim Beazley has accused both the Prime Minister, John Howard, and the Workplace Relations Minister, Peter Reith, of being "mired in the industrial relations debate of past times".

CBA pays interim 3%

The FSU says the 3% interim increase the CBA will pay its 25,000 award employees from the end of the month is a "downpayment" on a decent pay increase yet to be negotiated.

Vic public servants say goodbye to AWAs

Victorian public servants have overwhelmingly endorsed a deal struck between the State Government and the CPSU that re-establishes core service-wide entitlements and puts an end to the Kennett Government's individual contracts regime.

Narrow transmission of business to awards: AiG

The transmission of business provisions in the Workplace Relations Act should only apply to awards and not to certified agreements or AWAs, according to key employer organisation, the AiG.