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ACTU to launch call centre campaign

The ACTU will today launch a key plank in its organising agenda - a campaign to unionise and regulate the burgeoning call centre industry.

Vital ruling on redundancy payments for outsourced employees

Westpac IT employees who refuse to move to an outsourced provider will be entitled to 50% of their redundancy payment if they can't be redeployed within the bank, after the IRC partially rejected Westpac's bid for exemption from its redundancy obligations.

AMWU on other side of picket

Officials of the Victorian branch of the AMWU - no strangers to pickets and strikes, as many a manufacturing employer could testify - are today unable to enter their own offices due to a dispute involving clerical employees.

Yallourn shutdown impact widens

The Yallourn Energy bargaining dispute spilt into the Victorian Supreme Court, Federal Court and IRC this week, as the three main Latrobe Valley power stations launched damages claims against the CFMEU (mining & energy division) and individual workers, and the power unions failed to stop the Commission issuing orders terminating the Yallourn bargaining periods.

CFMEU looks at metalliferous mining, attacks IRC

The CFMEU (mining & energy division) has pinpointed metalliferous mining as a possible expansion target under the ACTU's "use it or lose it" coverage principles.

Employee hours flexibility key work/family awards issue

Employers nominated for next Wednesday's ACCI Work & Family Awards have given their workers significant control over their working hours, according to one of the five judges of the awards.

IR & HR jobs at Workplace Express

The new IR/HR jobs page at Workplace Express is being updated regularly with top positions in the field.

CPSU bid to stop Telstra deal

The CPSU has attempted to stop Telstra going ahead with the vote on a new enterprise agreement for its 49,000-strong workforce, claiming the corporation is breaching the Workplace Relations Act's anti-coercion laws by putting the deal to members before the union is happy with it.