Industrial relations, disputes & unions (330 items)


Drinking dismissal upheld; Minimum entitlements proposed for gig workers; and more

In the latest instalment in a long-running dispute, the Fair Work Commission has upheld the sacking of a worker who breached his employer's zero-tolerance alcohol policy. Also in this article, Fair Work amendments proposed for gig workers; fixes for Australia's "insecure work crisis"; workplace favouritism findings; and more. » more »


Developments in EA applications; Changes for working parents; and more

An employer's EA application has failed after it provided "bland" award comparisons; how childcare subsidy changes affect working parents; research outlines the workplace's role in reducing mental illness; and more. » more »






Which employees are "award-free"? Gender equality leaders named; and more

The Fair Work Commission has cast some doubt on which employees can be considered "award-free", employment lawyers warn. Also in this article, a record number of workplaces have received gender-equality recognition; skills shortages are the top threat to company growth; the national data breach scheme begins today; and more. » more »



Seek predicts wages "shock"; Leaders divided about future of automation; and more

Seek has issued a warning on impending skills shortages and wages "shock", while new research shows leaders are divided on the impact of automation. Meanwhile, two reports highlight growing demand for IT talent; a union calls for "urgent" gig economy regulation; and more. » more »