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FWC launches free online training site

The Fair Work Commission has launched a new online training facility, starting with two courses that explain interest-based bargaining.

PC to consider new NES carer entitlement

A Productivity Commission inquiry will explore whether to permit "informal carers" to take extended unpaid leave to support elderly friends and relatives, while submissions are due in April on a study of what might happen if priority is given to direct employment of aged care workers.

$5000 in shares acknowledges pandemic pain: Qantas

Qantas will grant 1000 share rights to 20,000 employees, who endured 18-month stand-downs and are subject to two-year wage freezes, but the TWU says its forecast rapid post-pandemic recovery shows the airline's' "illegal outsourcing and attacks on workers under the cover of covid" were unwarranted.

Full court to hear Qantas outsourcing appeal today

Qantas and the TWU today take their long-running legal battle over the outsourcing of up to 2,000 ground crew jobs at the height of the pandemic to a full Federal Court.

Tribunal backs sacking for excessive personal texting at work

The FWC has upheld the flawed sacking of a health and safety manager after phone records revealed she sent an "extraordinary and unacceptable" amount of text messages at work while overseeing her growing side business.

Inquiry seeks to maintain presumption of work-acquired COVID-19

A NSW Upper House inquiry has called for parliamentarians to reject legislation that would remove the presumption that workers in frontline industries who acquired COVID-19 did so at work, giving them speedy access to support through the workers compensation system.

Victoria rescinds COVID-19 WFH recommendation

Victoria's Andrews Labor Government will later this week remove its longstanding COVID-19 public health recommendation to work from home if possible, after a big drop in virus-related hospitalisations and a substantial rise in vaccination third-doses.

Sustainability chief makes $800,000 adverse action claim

A former chief sustainability officer is suing a major property group for more than $800,000 – including a retention payment – in an adverse action case accusing it of dressing-up a post-takeover redundancy as a dismissal to avoid paying his full entitlements.