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Published: 24 March 2000 6:33pm
IRC president Geoff Giudice has reshuffled the Commission's industry panels system.
Published: 24 March 2000 5:02pm
Employers in Queensland could have a powerful new disincentive to engaging casuals, if the Queensland Council of Unions is successful in a bid to boost casual loading from 19% to 28.5%.
Published: 24 March 2000 1:51pm
Employers in the metals sector will be required to provide each union delegate with five days a year of paid trade union training leave, if unions succeed in an award variation application.
Published: 23 March 2000 9:22pm
The NSW Government now looks likely to establish an inquiry into increasing the regulation of labour hire, after NSW Premier Bob Carr lent it his in-principle support.
Published: 23 March 2000 9:16pm
The rebel "breakout" group of 11 construction companies negotiating on the 36-hour week in the Victorian construction industry are very close to finalising a deal, according to CFMEU construction and general division national secretary John Sutton.
Published: 23 March 2000 2:48pm
The Federal Court has ruled that substitute public holidays are not extra public holidays but in fact are holidays in lieu, in a decision that could affect other employers with similar clauses.
Published: 23 March 2000 2:32pm
Production and engineering employees at Rio Tinto subsidiary Novacoal's Howick mine in the Hunter Valley remain on basic award rates after the Federal Court rejected a union argument that a clause 20 agreement approved by the now defunct Coal Industry Tribunal still prescribed their wages and conditions.
Published: 23 March 2000 2:26pm
Peter Reith's own department is set to test the willingness of the IRC to accept last-minute alterations to enterprise agreements.
Published: 22 March 2000 7:23pm
BHP Coal is to proceed with its important bid for fines and damages against the CFMEU and CEPU for contempt of court over alleged union defiance of return to work orders.
Published: 22 March 2000 5:48pm
A Queensland Government proposal to amend long service leave provisions could lead to an extra 80,000 employees a year getting pro-rata long service leave payouts.