The Productivity Commission in its draft IR inquiry report, released this morning, has recommended the 100% Sunday penalty rates for cafes, hospitality, entertainment, restaurants and retailing be aligned with Saturday rates.
Workers on the Gorgon LNG project will begin voting on Wednesday on whether to take industrial action to push head contractor CB&I to offer shorter roster cycles, at the same time as parliamentary inquiries in WA and Queensland have weighed-up whether new regulations are needed for non-residential workforces.
Victorian Small Business Minister Adem Somyurek has resigned after an inquiry into bullying allegations against him found that he had made inappropriate physical contact with his chief of staff and been verbally aggressive to her and another staffer.
Leighton has failed to knock out most of a manager's adverse action claim that alleges the construction giant made him redundant for complaining it failed to disclose a project's $205 million budget blowout and overstated its revenue by $1.4 billion.
The Fair Work Commission has approved a protected action ballot at the Gorgon LNG project's biggest contractor, CB&I, raising the possibility of protected strikes as the already delayed project nears completion.
Maritime unions are taking the federal government to the High Court, alleging it is misusing visas reserved for visiting royals and dignitaries to "open the backdoor to cheap foreign labour" in the offshore oil and gas industry.
An FWC full bench will tomorrow hear an MUA challenge to the s418 order issued this week to halt an oil tanker crew’s protests against shipping company Teekay Shipping (Australia) replacing them with foreign workers.