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Unitary IR system: Reith reveals "Clayton's" model

Workplace Relations Minister Peter Reith has told WA employers they would continue to have access to the State's individual contracts stream under a unitary IR system.

Awards still dominant: report

Awards continue to be the dominant form of employment regulation among members of employer body Australian Business Limited, according to a new ACIRRT report.

Government handouts to business under fire

An Australia Institute report has criticised state governments' lack of accountability in assisting business, singling out call centres as attracting generous incentives while not always delivering benefits to tax payers.

Qenos locks out NUW members for two months

Plastics and rubber manufacturer Quenos has locked out its 100 Victorian operators for two months after they refused to accept a deal that the rest of the workforce voted up.

LHMU seeks to turn back enterprise bargaining tide

In another example of a union turning its back on enterprise bargaining, the LHMU is pursuing a common national claim on a company-by-company basis in the paint industry via Paint 2000.

IRC rejects bid to widen reach of dismissal law

In an important decision on the scope of the federal unfair dismissal laws, a full bench of the IRC has upheld an earlier finding that a member of the Royal Australian Air Force cannot not lodge a claim because he isn't an employee.

Virgin EA removes ground crew demarks

Virgin Blue has sealed a new single-union enterprise agreement with the TWU for its ground staff, which it believes will deliver significant efficiencies.

New Optus non-union deal maintains flexibility

Optus has confined CPI-based pay increases to a small proportion of its workforce in a new agreement directly with employees and maintained the significant flexibility and management prerogative won in its 1994 and 1997 non-union deals.