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Bench buckets construction employer bid for JobKeeper flexibilities

An FWC full bench has today rejected a "misconceived' bid by construction employers to "level the playing field" by extending JobKeeper award flexibilities to ineligible companies in the sector, but has left the door open for changes due to the new Level 4 restrictions implemented in response to Victoria's second coronavirus wave.

Union threatens to take AFL to industrial umpire

A major union has threatened to take the AFL to the Fair Work Commission if adverse action is taken against an employee for engaging in lawful industrial activity.

Andrews tweaks lockdown as employers highlight problems

The Victorian government will give major warehouses and distributions an extra 48 hours to comply with a lockdown requirement to reduce their staffing to two-thirds of their normal levels.

Virgin 2.0 to shave one-third of workforce

Virgin Australia's new owner Bain Capital says it will retain about 6000 of 9000 direct jobs, with stood-down employees staying on JobKeeper until March as the airline plots a future based on core domestic and short-haul international routes.





Virus halts work on $315m 'Beyoncé tower'

In what represents a breach of some of the strictest workplace biosecurity controls in the country, a $315 million apartment project in Melbourne's CBD has been shut for a "hospital grade" clean after 12 coronavirus cases were confirmed among construction workers.

Timing OK, but consultation lacking over uni job cuts: FWC

In an instructive decision on when employers should communicate major job-cutting proposals to workers, the FWC has endorsed Deakin University's timing but told it to engage at an institution-wide level after finding its 15-area carve-up left "no opportunity" for meaningful consultation.