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.
A cleaning company that shamelessly exploited a vulnerable workforce made "inept attempts” to avoid the legal consequences when it claimed its employees were independent contractors, the Federal Court has found.
A labour hire employer "approved" by the federal government under the Seasonal Labour Program must engage an external auditor to check arrangements with 20% of its workforce after an FWO investigation discovered it underpaid visa recruits on a NSW farm.
Qantas will pay $75m in cash bonuses to up to 25,000 employees on the back of a record $1 billion net profit, but some workers covered by the largest aviation unions won't be rewarded until they finalise new enterprise deals that include an 18-month pay freeze.
Australian authorities are seeking assurances that the owners and operators of a coal carrier detained off the Queensland coast will pay the wages of about 20 crew and give them enough provisions for their journey to China.
A road freight group is warning it does not want a repeat of the abolished Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, as it faces a court challenge to its bid to have members exempted from legislation extending minimum rates for owner-drivers and contractors throughout NSW.
Today's CBA announcement revealing that labour costs rose 6% in FY2016 while the group's statutory net profit only rose 2% has coincided with a 3% pay rise offer to staff, and a commitment to de-link pay from performance targets.