GIO Australia employees will have to work longer but under better conditions after the Finance Sector Union and the AMP reached agreement on integrating the working conditions of 8,000 employees of the two former rivals.
In an important transmission of business ruling, a full bench of the IRC has rejected an employer's argument that a transmitted award applied to the sites it acquired with the business but not to sites established after the purchase.
One in four call centres use AWAs for employees on the call centre floor, while base pay for contact centre (customer service) workers in the industry increased 4.1% in the past year - driven by pressure to attract good workers, according to a new survey.
After a two-year hard-fought battle, the coal-mining "titans" - Rio Tinto and the CFMEU (mining & energy division) - have struck a new enterprise agreement for the Mt Thorley mine in the NSW Hunter Valley that gives the company the big ticket items it has been seeking.
Opposition Leader Kim Beazley's private member's bill amending the Workplace Relations Act fleshes out key parts of Labor's agenda - providing a process for the Commission to reinstate provisions lost through award simplification, requiring good faith bargaining and establishing new objects that give greater priority to employees, unions and the Commission's jurisdiction.
The NSW Labour Hire Task Force, which met for the first time on Monday, has asked for submissions on whether legislation should be drafted to clarify who is the legal employer of labour hire employees or whether a code of conduct would provide sufficient guidance.