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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.

Bargaining fee clause lawful: IRC

In an important boost for the ACTU's push for unions to target non-union "freeloaders" by charging bargaining fees, a senior member of the IRC has ruled that a bargaining fee clause in hundreds of enterprise agreements is lawful.

Gallop to forge ahead with repealing WAWAs

WA's new Gallop Labor Government will move quickly to fulfil its key IR election promise and get its Workplace Agreements repeal bill into Parliament, according to the man expected to be the State's new IR Minister.

Bench dilutes last year's casuals decision

In a significant watering-down of the interpretation many practitioners gave to December's landmark casuals decision, a full bench of the IRC has made it clear that employers can refuse employees' bids to convert to permanent after six months on the job if they have a good reason for doing so.

Pay victory for non WAWA workers

A small group of employees who refused to sign Western Australian Workplace Agreements has won its battle with mineral sands giant Iluka for a significant pay rise plus access to superannuation benefits equal to what their colleagues on statutory individual contracts receive.