In further evidence of shifting workplace standards, the chief executive of ASX-listed Cleanaway Waste has resigned after last year volunteering to forgo $2 million in performance-linked shares following complaints about his "overly assertive behaviour".
New US President Joe Biden has come to office on a "pro-union" platform pledging to increase the national minimum wage to $US15 an hour and push through laws making it easier for workers to organise and bargain collectively.
A sacked CFMMEU manufacturing division organiser who claims former national and current divisional secretary Michael O'Connor ousted him for secretly planning to run against him as divisional branch secretary could still run against him in delayed union elections.
The long-running power struggle within the CFMMEU has forced the resignation of national secretary Michael O'Connor, following his split with construction and general division Victorian leader, John Setka.
The successor to the ASU's long-time leader in the aviation industry, Linda White, is looking towards innovation in campaigning as unions look to save airline jobs and to protect equal pay funding in the community sector.
Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has opened public consultations into the recommendations of the landmark inquiry into the gig economy workforce, while it has also appointed its first public sector gender equality commissioner.