Latest News page 1963 of 1989

19886 articles are classified in All Articles > Latest News

Pattern bargaining inquiry on tomorrow

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.

High Court transmission case deferred

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.

NSW truckies mass meeting to consider strike

NSW short-haul and local truck drivers will vote on Sunday on whether to take industrial action over transport companies' attempts to cut their rates from July 1.

Call centre employees get 10% plus performance pay

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.

Owner-driver an employee: IRC

In a decision that looks behind purported independent contractor arrangements, a full bench of the IRC has ruled that a courier owner-driver for a Mayne Nickless subsidiary was an employee.

Unions win significant support at Rio Tinto AGMs

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.

Private sector bargaining wages to surge: forecast

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.

Staff discounts in AWAs don't count

The IRC has rejected a group of 43 AWAs and knocked back an employer's claim that staff discount arrangements worth $19 a week meant workers wouldn't be worse off than under the award.

Johnston tops ballot, but court to decide

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.