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Hospo Voice claims "stunning victory"

Hospo Voice claims that a company founded by celebrity chef George Calombaris has quietly backpaid a former Hellenic Republic worker after it "spent years insisting they did not owe her a cent".

Call for Canberra to lift wages of aged care workers

Academics and unions have told the aged care royal commission that the IR system and the federal government are playing lead roles in keeping the industry's front-line workers undervalued and underpaid, while they also claim that employers failed to pass on previous subsidies to increase wages.

NZ might permit bargaining fees

New Zealand will consider enabling unions and employers to charge a bargaining fee for non-members under a new system of fair pay agreements that would mandate minimum rates and conditions across low-paid industries.

Tribunal scolds BHP for procedural fairness defects

The FWC has admonished a BHP subsidiary for taking a "haphazard" approach to its disciplinary guidelines, finding it had a valid reason to sack a mineworker for her "deviant" conduct when she put a s-x toy in a colleague's carry-on baggage, but procedural failings made it unfair.

Give us the money or labour stats suffer: ABS

The head of the ABS has warned that statistics on the labour market, the economy and population will be at risk if the agency is hit with more funding cuts.

Unions press Ardern on fair pay deals

New Zealand's peak union body is calling for the Labour-led coalition government to move more quickly to introduce fair pay agreements, which would mandate minimum pay rates and conditions across low-paid industries.

Boris to ensure UK workers get tips; & more

Boris to ensure UK workers get tips; CPSU installs youngest-ever leader; RTBU leader set to be NSW ALP general secretary; and Setka appeals ALP expulsion decision.

Explanation for racially-motivated sacking "fabricated": FWC

The FWC has rejected the "post fabricated" inventions of a supermarket owner found to have sacked a casual shop assistant because he preferred workers from Asian-speaking backgrounds, ordering full compensation despite claims it would destroy his business.

Employer's underpayment hit doubled for missing paperwork

In a decision reinforcing the need for employers to maintain timesheets, a court has more than doubled the restitution a family-run business must make despite questions of credibility about the sponsored couple claiming underpayments.