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New IR law passes in NZ

New Zealand's Employment Relations Act will come into law on October 2, after it was passed by Parliament this afternoon.

Important ruling on jurisdiction in NSW

The NSW Commission and the Commission in Court Session are separate and distinct jurisdictions, according to a ruling by IRC Justice Roger Boland.

NAB seeks interim deal

The National Australia Bank, the next cab off the big bank bargaining rank after the CBA, has told the FSU it wants to negotiate a short-term agreement expiring in the middle of next year.

Esso workers to vote on deal tomorrow

Some 450 workers at Esso's gas and oil production facilities in Gippsland and the Bass Strait are voting on a deal delivering a 13% increase over 30 months.

Government tries again with IR legislation

Workplace Relations Minister Peter Reith has four pieces of IR legislation before Parliament this week, but all face defeat by the ALP and Democrats.

Joy applies to terminate Moss Vale EA

Joy Manufacturing will on Friday ask the IRC to terminate the enterprise agreement covering its Moss Vale site in NSW, with a weekend compulsory conference before the IRC failing to bring the parties any closer to resolving their four-month strike/lockout.

Waitress wins $35,000 for sexual harassment

A waitress who suffered suicidal depression after she was sexually harassed by her employer has been awarded $35,000 compensation by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission.