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Landmark union deal for Melbourne "robo-terminal"

MUA members have endorsed a ground-breaking agreement with the operator of the Port of Melbourne's "robo-terminal" after a bruising workplace struggle that began in 2017.

DHL stops delegates passing company "secrets" to UWU

In a novel use of the Corporations Act in an IR setting, logistics company DHL has secured an urgent interlocutory injunction to stop the UWU procuring alleged confidential information from about 60 shop stewards that might have given it a significant advantage in enterprise negotiations underway across the company's sites.

Menulog begins employed-riders trial

Food delivery business Menulog has kicked off its trial of using employed riders instead of contractors in the Sydney CBD, with participants mostly working four-hour shifts, with the option of split shifts.

Compensation cap rises to $79,000 tomorrow

The income and compensation caps for unfair dismissal claims are set to increase tomorrow, along with filing fees for a range of applications.

Cooper to head up international IR association

Leading workplace and gender expert, Sydney University's Professor Rae Cooper, has been named as president-elect of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association.

Jabs in workplace the answer in aged care: ACTU

In the wake of National Cabinet last night agreeing to make COVID-19 inoculations compulsory for residential aged worker, the ACTU says that what "really needs to be mandated is a vaccine team visiting every aged care home".

FWC boosts part-time flexibility in retail award

Retail employers and their part-time employees will be able to agree to extra hours by text message or email, under changes to the industry award that followed a request from the IR minister.

FWC rejects driver's breathalyser-fail explanation

The FWC has upheld a Qube subsidiary's sacking of a truck driver who blamed a positive blood alcohol reading on sucking on three-quarters of a 10-pack of Anticol cough lozenges to counter a dry throat.

Pay to resume 4% growth in seven years: Treasury

After more than a decade of sub-4% growth in pay, Treasury has projected in its Intergenerational Report, released today, that it will return to that level in 2028 as productivity resumes its long-term growth path of 1.5%.