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Employers say weekend workers "opting-in"

The employer push for lower penalty rates in the Fair Work Commission includes expert evidence that most weekend workers have no problem or only minor problems with performing their duties on Saturdays and Sundays.

Gorgon workers pushing for roster changes, as State FIFO inquiries canvass regulation

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.

Bench preserves existing TOIL overtime rate-friendly awards

A FWC full bench has refused an AiG bid to delete provisions for time-off-in-lieu (TOIL) and make-up pay at overtime rates from 10 modern awards, but has proposed a new model TOIL term for all modern awards that don't have one.

FWC members "lord it over all and sundry", says small business lobby

The head of the peak small business body has welcomed changes implemented by the Fair Work Commission's president, but is less keen on the tribunal's members, accusing them of failing to "take reality into account" on issues such as penalty rates and minimum hours for junior retail workers.

"Guaranteed" overtime pushes OHS advisor over unfair dismissal income cap

A health, safety and environment coordinator has failed to convince the Fair Work Commission that exceptions such as sick leave and inclement weather meant the overtime component of his salary was not "guaranteed" so should not disqualify him from unfair dismissal protection.

Coles agreement doesn't check out: FWC

The Fair Work Commission has asked Coles to make changes to its proposed supermarkets agreement, which covers about 75,000 retail workers, before it can pass the better-off-overall-test.



Unions, employers do battle over award flexibility

The AiG and unions are at odds over time in lieu and make-up pay provisions in modern awards, with the employer group critical of an AMWU push to calculate TOIL at overtime rates and the ACTU in turn arguing the AiG's proposal would reduce existing entitlements.

Employers seek simplified conditions for micro businesses

The NSW Business Chamber has formally applied for the Fair Work Commission to introduce new rules in modern awards covering more than 500,000 micro businesses that employ fewer than five workers.