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ACTU seeks Democrats support for works councils

The ACTU has made a pitch to the Democrats to support the introduction of works councils if a Labor Government takes power at the next federal election.

SDA challenges casual dismissal claim exclusion

Casual employees with less than 12 months service could be entitled to make unfair dismissal claims, if the SDA is successful in a bid to have regulations excluding short-term casuals declared invalid.

Gould hits the road to sell bill

Victorian Industrial Relations Minister Monica Gould will go on the road next week in a last-ditch bid to win support for her Fair Employment Bill.

Individual contracts stay, as unions withdraw BHP appeal

Unions representing BHP Iron Ore workers have dropped their appeal against the Federal Court finding that the company's individual contracts push was lawful, and will attempt now to win their battle on the ground and in the State IRC.

NSW to boost protection for part-timers

NSW IR Minister John Della Bosca has announced plans to ensure annual leave for award-covered part-time workers is based on their usual pattern of working hours.

FSU pushes for better incentive package

An incentive package for 600 employees of a business sold by AMP doesn't match inducements offered by other large finance employers in similar circumstances, according to the FSU.

US EO agency moves on genetic testing

The US EEO Commission has begun legal moves to stop an employer's secret genetic testing of injured employees, arguing that it breaches disability discrimination laws.

IRC refuses pre-strike ballot

In what is believed to be the first refusal under the WR Act of an application for a pre-industrial action secret ballot, the IRC has ruled that there must be sufficient evidence of opposition to industrial action to justify a ballot.

Abbott reveals poor grasp of IR fundamentals

IR practitioners have been surprised by an apparent lack of understanding of the nature of ambit claims by WR Minister Tony Abbott in his first address to the IRC.