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Government support crucial as Virgin buyer confirmed: Unions

The ACTU has called on the Morrison Government to stop favouring Qantas and to swiftly commit to critical financial support to underpin the future of Virgin Australia, after administrator Deloitte confirmed Bain Capital as the successful bidder for the stricken airline.

New deal does not bury old dispute: FWC

A food manufacturing giant has failed to convince an FWC senior member that its new agreement extinguishes the tribunal's jurisdiction to hear a casual conversion dispute brought under the superseded deal.


Leave-purchasing among keys to saving jobs, says uni

A university says its union-supported application to insert COVID-19 leave-purchasing and shutdown measures into its agreements will save an estimated $15 million in return for job security commitments, while other tertiary institutions have sought similar arrangements.

WA's IR overhaul goes before Parliament

Western Australia's McGowan Labor Government has unveiled an overhaul of the State industrial relations system, which includes increasing penalties for non-compliance to align with the federal system.

Pandemic no excuse to stop bargaining: FWC

The FWC has ordered a major supermarket supplier to resume bargaining after finding that it was using the current pandemic as an excuse to delay meeting with the UWU.


Qantas to shrink as 6000 lose jobs

Qantas is to cut "at least" 6000 jobs as part of its strategy to weather the COVID-19 pandemic by becoming a smaller airline.

Gig economy inquiry confirms need to "plug gaps"

The Victorian government says its soon-to-be-released inquiry into the on-demand workforce has provided the insights necessary to "plug gaps" and ensure gig workers enjoy safe conditions and fair pay.

Safety rep sacked for "non-event" ignored critical protocols: FWC

In a decision highlighting the importance of strictly following safety procedures, the FWC has upheld Griffin Coal's sacking of a safety representative over an incident he considered a "non-event" and an investigation team deemed minor.