A labour hire employer "approved" by the federal government under the Seasonal Labour Program must engage an external auditor to check arrangements with 20% of its workforce after an FWO investigation discovered it underpaid visa recruits on a NSW farm.
In a novel ruling, an FWC full bench has ruled that an on-hire worker no longer had the capacity to perform his job once a labour hire provider acceded to a host employer's demand to end his placement.
Members of United Voice and the CFMEU today held a protected three-hour stopwork meeting at the main Carlton & United brewery in Victoria, as unions seek to ramp up pressure to resolve the lengthy dispute.
Workers at the Arrium steelworks in South Australia have narrowly rejected a proposed enterprise agreement containing a 10% pay cut that has been proposed by the company's administrator, but the ballot might be re-run in coming weeks.
An employer that required a manager to work up to 70 hours a week and be on call 24-hours-a-day when it cut its workforce and outsourced maintenance breached its duty of care to prevent him from developing a psychiatric injury, Victoria's Supreme Court has found.
Qantas will pay $75m in cash bonuses to up to 25,000 employees on the back of a record $1 billion net profit, but some workers covered by the largest aviation unions won't be rewarded until they finalise new enterprise deals that include an 18-month pay freeze.
The FWC has praised an organisation's handling of unfounded bullying allegations but has recommended that employers engage independent third parties to conduct investigations when employees "vigorously assert" that internal reviews will be compromised.