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NZ Labour puts industry-wide bargaining on election runway

The New Zealand Labour party has put industry-wide bargaining on the table ahead of next month's national election after pledging to legislate Fair Pay agreements endorsed by former conservative Prime Minister Jim Bolger.


TWU calls in EY, Bornstein in Qantas jobs row

The Qantas timetable for an in-house bid for the airline's outsourced domestic ground handling services is "unattainable and unrealistic", according to a consultant engaged by the TWU.

Tribunal backs sacking of worker who text-harassed HR manager

The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a council worker on a "destructive path", following a day that started with him refusing to wear safety boots and ended with him almost hitting a team leader with his truck and harassing a HR manager.


Wrong to deduct pay after safety stoppage: FWC

The FWC has held that DP World was not entitled to deduct pay from Port Botany workers who refused to work on a ship due to safety concerns, while finding it should provide half pay to those stood down after it received prohibition notices.

Unions back Bain's Virgin takeover

Unions have vowed to hold new Virgin Australia owner Bain Capital accountable for its promises, after they were among key creditors that backed a deed of company arrangement to complete the sale process for the stricken airline.

Union seeks FWC intervention in Qantas outsource plan

The TWU will today file a dispute application in the Fair Work Commission over the Qantas plan to outsource its ground crew operations, which are performed by a 2500-strong workforce


AMP's harassment saga claims chair as accused demoted

Financial services giant AMP Limited's handling of a s-xual harassment complaint has today brought about the resignation of its chair David Murray, while the senior executive at the centre of the allegations has been demoted.