Employers will soon have access to a "complete toolkit" to achieve "COVIDsafe" workplaces when their businesses "reanimate" after the coronavirus hibernation, the Federal Government promised this afternoon, while the chief medical officer addressed the question of whether the coronavirus means the end of hotdesking.
Unions and Labor are urging the Morrison Government to revisit new JobKeeper eligibility criteria that excludes thousands of workers whose employers are owned by foreign governments, with aviation services giant Dnata now considering its viability.
A 55-year-old former cabin crew manager is seeking $1.7 million in lost wages and super, plus future lost earnings until retirement and at least $200,000 in damages from Qantas for alleged sexual discrimination and harassment some 17 to 30 years ago, according to court documents the airline sought to keep under wraps.
The FWC has upheld the sacking of a hospital operating theatre cleaner who spent 44% of his working time, excluding breaks, in a tea room, but has scolded the employer for its "faintly ridiculous" arguments against allowing him to "meticuously review" damning CCTV footage.
A CFMMEU official who had already clocked almost $40,000 in penalties for entry breaches has today landed a $10,000 personal payment order for entering a site to exercise an OHS right, just a month after surrendering his permit.
A tribunal has upheld the dismissal of a marijuana-smoking prison officer, while noting the potential for "mischief" in the suggestion that her proclivity could produce an unconscious bias in assessing inmates.
A Sydney University think tank has warned that a post-coronavirus reversal of globalisation could reduce labour productivity by up to 12%, when Australia could enjoy a 9% labour efficiency boost by matching world-leading levels of internationalisation.
Aviation unions will tomorrow convene crisis talks on the future of the virus-hit Australian industry, which will include Virgin Australia chief executive Paul Scurrah and an architect of the industry superannuation movement, Garry Weaven.
The IEU is challenging moves by several Victorian independent schools to stand down teachers as they manage the effects of the coronavirus and the shift to remote learning, arguing they are unlawful because the schools can find useful work for the teachers to perform.