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Paint industry dispute escalates

After more than two weeks of a lockout, the dispute between the LHMU and industrial timber coatings manufacturer Mirotone Pty Ltd has escalated after the alleged dismissal by the company of a union delegate.

Employers should review discriminatory pay arrangements

Employers who use pay scales that disadvantage casual or part-time employees are likely to have to make new arrangements, following a tribunal ruling that could expose the NSW Department of Education to a massive backpay claim.

Living wage case starts tomorrow

The IRC's seven-member national wage bench will tomorrow begin hearing oral submissions on the ACTU's latest living wage claim.

Failure to include commission in pay-out unfair

A NSW software sales executive who was made redundant has won an unfair contracts case because his pay-out made no provision for the substantial commission he'd been receiving, or his superannuation and car allowance.

Private sector agreement wages on way up

Wage rates in private sector enterprise agreements increased by 4.1% in the December quarter, up from 3.9% the previous quarter, according to the DEWRSB.

WA to boost minimum wage

The new WA Government has announced it will increase the State's minimum wage by $32.40 a week to $400.40, bringing it into line with the safety net in the other states.

Strike at BHP coal loader

BHP Coal in Queensland continues to be hit with industrial action, with workers at the crucial Hay Point loading facility in Mackay going out for 24 hours this morning.

APESMA and ACSA to amalgamate

In one of the few amalgamations planned since the end of the Kelty mega-merger era, white-collar professional unions APESMA and the ACSA are planning to join forces.

Another Toyota employee loses pornography case

The IRC has upheld Toyota's dismissal of another employee caught last year using the company's computer system to download and distribute pornography.

What are works councils, and do we need them?

With the ACTU committed to examining the feasibility of establishing works councils, Sydney University’s Professor Ron McCallum looks at the history of such organisations, and whether they are appropriate for Australian workplaces.