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IRC ends bargaining at Ansett

In a major win for Ansett, the IRC has granted the airline's application to terminate the bargaining periods initiated by the AMWU, AWU and CEPU.

CBA employees to strike on June 9

Some 25,000 Commonwealth Bank employees plan to strike for 24 hours on Friday June 9, after the bank failed to meet the Finance Sector Union's May 25 deadline for boosting its wages offer of 2% a year plus performance pay.

Wage growth slow and steady, ABS data shows

In another indication that wage growth is remaining steady in the face of the GST, growing labour shortages and union bargaining campaigns, the ABS Wage Cost Index has shown an increase in hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses of just 0.7% in the first quarter of 2000 and 2.8% in the past year.

Beazley commits Labor to ditching AWAs

Federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley has given a commitment that a Labor Government would abolish AWAs and the Office of the Employment Advocate, but said he'd only recently decided his position on AWAs after considering the possibility of a modified form of statutory individual contract.

No sign of wage pressure

Enterprise agreements registered in the first quarter provide no evidence of a pre-GST wages breakout, with private sector deals showing average annual increases of 3.6% per employee (up from 3.5%) and just 6% of employees covered by agreements containing GST clauses.

$15 safety net increase for NSW workers

NSW award workers have won the full $15 living wage increase, after the NSW IRC handed down the State Wage Case decision today.

Employment Advocate wins FOA case

The National Union of Workers breached freedom of association laws when it told a labour hire company to remove a non-union worker from a warehouse to another of the labour hire company's jobs, the Federal Court has found, in a case brought by the Employment Advocate.

Court to decide AMWU ballot result

Victorian metal industry employers could on Friday be facing what many regard as their worst nightmare: the Federal Court declaring Workers First's Craig Johnston to have won the State secretary position at the AMWU's Victorian branch.

Officials fined for contempt, but jail ruled out

The Federal Court has fined Victorian metal union leaders Craig Johnston and Dean Mighell $20,000 each for contempt of court, but robbed them of the opportunity of serving jail terms if they default on the fines.

AMWU goes for 24% at Ford

The AMWU (vehicle division) has served Ford Australia with a claim for a 24% pay rise over three years - the same quantum the union's metal division is seeking.