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Victorian Budget puts wage theft on "fast track"

Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has allocated $9.6 million to develop a new "fast track model" for hearing wage theft cases in the State's Magistrates' Court.

Reduced public sector pay rises "not miserly": Pallas

Victoria's Andrews Labor Government will move to reduce average annual public sector wage increases from 3% to 2% in Thursday's State budget, spurring the AEU to strike a deal before the policy begins on January 1.

Labor promises action on harassment, wage theft

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has promised that if Labor wins government at the next election, it will mandate a duty for employers to eliminate workplace sexual harassment, outlaw wage theft and introduce staff to client ratios in aged care.

Labor to revive independent "safe rates" forum

The Federal ALP's platform is set to include a legislated national system of safe rates in the road transport chain, with an "independent body" setting "fair payments and conditions".

ALP conference starts; IR debate tomorrow

The ALP's 2021 special platform conference kicked off this morning, with its leader, Anthony Albanese, pledging improvements for working women, action on the gig economy and a $15 billion manufacturing investment fund.

Labor sets up IR omnibus Bill roadblock

The ALP caucus today resolved to oppose the Morrison Government's Omnibus IR Bill in its entirety, in a major shift from the more cooperative approach taken towards emergency legislation last year at the height of the pandemic.

Labor to debate IR platform in March

The ALP will consider its IR platform at a "virtual" national conference in late March next year, possibly just ahead of an early Federal election, while the ACTU's next triennial congress is also likely to go online.