Unions and employer groups will tomorrow address the Senate Inquiry on the merits or otherwise of the Federal Government's pattern bargaining bill in an attempt to get Democrats' IR spokesperson Senator Andrew Murray on side.
The Victorian Government's application for special leave to appeal to the High Court over the North Western Health Care transmission of business case has been deferred - with the HSUA's consent - following progress in negotiations for an out-of-court settlement.
Employees at Link Telecommunications' five call centres can win performance bonuses on top of guaranteed pay increases, plus they have the option of being rostered on for an extra 10 hours every month, under a new non-union enterprise agreement certified today.
In a result that will inspire unions to run campaigns to win over shareholders of public companies perceived as union-unfriendly, one in five Rio Tinto shareholders have supported union-sponsored resolutions for improved corporate governance and adherence to labour standards.
Wage increases in large private sector enterprise agreements have surged to an annualised 3.9% in the March quarter, up from 3.5% in December, according to an analysis by HSBC of large federal agreements registered in the quarter.
Workers First candidate for the AMWU's Victorian secretary position, Craig Johnston, has won the most votes in the ballot, but now has to wait until at least Monday to see if he can enjoy the fruits of his win after the incumbent, Julius Roe, raised concerns about missing ballot papers.