One of the architects of the $2.1 trillion industry super fund movement, Garry Weaven, has warned that it must remain true to its roots and maintain its "members first" ethos even though it increasingly run by financial services professionals.
The NSW IRC has rejected road transport organisation Natroad's bid to exempt its members from legislation extending minimum rates for owner drivers and contractors throughout NSW, finding the unregistered association lacks standing.
Lawler takes on Cash; Perpetrators not entitled to domestic violence leave, says ACTU; PC floats new approach to allocating default super funds; and FWC president refuses to re-open crucial labour hire ruling.
AMWU urges full bench to reject bid to re-open casual service case; FWC dismisses claim by "bullied" manager who didn’t appear; Wages might be on the rise, says RBA; and Training obligations should continue for 457 visa sponsors.
The FWC's much-anticipated ruling on weekend penalty rates is still likely to be months away, after the Commission called on the Australian Industry Group to provide further details on the days and times that casual fast food employees prefer to work.
The MUA is challenging three recent FWC approvals of agreements that had been negotiated directly between large offshore services companies and small numbers of employees, including one in which a Commission member expressed "serious concerns about the authenticity of the bargaining process".