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Coles warehouse strikers win 4.75% increase

The NUW has won average pay increases of about 4.75% a year for 650 workers after a three-day strike at a major Victorian distribution centre for Coles supermarkets.

Think tank dismisses the FWC and minimum wage

Over the next 15 years the nation should abolish the FWC and modern awards, set the minimum wage "as low as is politically feasible" and let the welfare system top up earnings, according to a new paper from an influential free market think tank.

Weakest CPI in 17 years ahead of FWC wages review

A leading economist has warned Australia is in a "self-fulfilling cycle" of low productivity and wages growth after today's CPI figures showed year-on-year inflation almost flatlining at just 1%.


Victorian firefighters' dispute heating up again

The Fair Work Commission has resumed hearing another round of deadlocked pay talks involving Victorian firefighters, threatening more political problems for the Andrews Labor government.

$90,000 fine for underpaying trolley collectors

A contractor "knowingly involved" in underpaying vulnerable supermarket trolley collectors and a subcontractor who "deliberately" produced false payment records and underpaid employees have been fined more than $90,000 by the Federal Court.

Weekend penalty rates decision imminent: ACCI

The Fair Work Commission's much-anticipated ruling on weekend penalty rates is likely to be brought down in September, according to Australia's biggest employer group.


Employee relocated for Ichthys work: FWC

The FWC has recommended a Perth man working on the Ichthys LNG project in Darwin be paid a living-away-from-home allowance despite renting locally when he was employed.

Steel workers facing 15% pay cut

The administrators of South Australia's troubled Arrium steelworks and iron ore mine are pushing for a 15% per cent pay cut for its 3000 employees.