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Fair Employment Bill doomed

The Victorian Opposition confirmed today that it will oppose the Fair Employment Bill when it is debated in the State's Upper House this week.

Virgin Blue purges traditional demarcations

Evidence given in hearings to determine benchmark awards for Virgin Blue's call centre agreement has revealed the radical reduction in demarcations (by the standards of the highly-regulated airline industry) the new player has been able to achieve.

Ruling upsets Virgin call centre EA

The ASU has thrown an obstacle in Virgin Blue's path, after it imposed a clerical award as one of two designated awards to underpin a highly-flexible single-union call centre agreement between the airline and the TWU.

Sexually assaulted worker fails to prove employer's liability

The NSW Court of Appeal has found that a subsidiary of publisher Fairfax did not breach its duty to provide a safe place of work to a young female advertising sales employee who was sexually assaulted while canvassing for the company.

Call centre deal above standard, as NSW, WA support code

The ASU and US-based call centre company Sitel have struck a two-year deal that will deliver about 300 Sydney employees who perform to target a minimum 5.5% pay rise a year and penalty rates.

Bench rejects bid to strip NSW award

A full bench of the NSW IRC has rejected a bid by employer organisation Australian Business Limited to strip back the State pastoral industry award to match its federal counterpart.