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NZ might permit bargaining fees

New Zealand will consider enabling unions and employers to charge a bargaining fee for non-members under a new system of fair pay agreements that would mandate minimum rates and conditions across low-paid industries.

IR not a "zero sum" game: Porter

IR Minister Christian Porter has unveiled a broad workplace reform agenda that includes the laws covering casual employment and unfair dismissal.


Unions urge PM to deliver economy-boosting wages "kickstart"

ACTU leader Sally McManus has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, asking him to implement a three-point plan that would lift aggregate annual wage growth from the current level of about 2.3% to about 3.5%.





ILO pursuing "human-centered" approach to future of work

The International Labour Organisation wants to avoid the "trap of technological determination" and ensure people are at the centre of its approach to the future of work, according to its deputy director-general, Greg Vines.