The University of Melbourne says it will "move towards inevitable workforce reductions" after staff rejected a COVID-19 variation proposal to permanently remove their latest pay rise and introduce a new voluntary redundancy package.
An HR manager unable to influence the "cowboy behaviour" of her employer has helped the FWC establish that he falsified an email to paint as a redundancy his sacking of a manager who complained about his brother.
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.
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.
The FWC, in contrasting redundancy decisions delivered on the same day, has agreed to slash the payment a small, pandemic-affected business must make to a worker, but has rejected another employer's bid to do the same for three of its former employees.