Tracing a trajectory between the 1998 waterfront dispute and today's "neutering" of union power, an IR academic has outlined how the nation might rebalance the IR system to allow workers to effectively agitate for higher wages.
ACTU and Labor leaders have today called for Victorian CFMMEU secretary John Setka to resign and be expelled from the ALP in the wake of "disparaging comments" he reportedly made about family violence campaigner Rosie Batty.
Incoming IR Minister Christian Porter says he is open to meeting "serious members" of the union movement, while arguing that Australia has "soundly rejected class warfare" at the recent Federal election.
The re-election of the Morrison Coalition Government has preserved the features of the current industrial relations system, but left unanswered questions over its workplace agenda for the next three years.
The Full Federal Court erred in the landmark Skene decision on casual employees by taking account of "post-contractual conduct" such as rosters, according to the labour hire company involved in the case.
Uber has warned a Victorian on-demand workforce inquiry against "isolated state-based intervention into workplace laws", while calling for a "holistic" national approach that would allow it to better support drivers without them being deemed employees.