Industrial relations, disputes & unions (336 items)

Lockdown measures prompt widespread stand-downs; IR changes paused; and more

Employers across Australia are making difficult decisions about their workforce in light of business conditions deteriorating. Also in this article, Fair Work changes are on hold and the FWO gets more resources; networking challenges in the remote work era; and more. » more »


COVID-19: Employer responses scrutinised; inclusive leadership critical; and FWC measures

Among the many Coronavirus-related issues employers are facing this week: unions are 'naming and faming' organisations for their leave responses; leaders must be more inclusive with remote teams; minimum wage timing is in question; and the FWC is minimising face-to-face proceedings. » more »




Redundant employee can't stop bullying; EA approval times fall; Annualised wage changes start; more

An employee whose role was made redundant after a bullying complaint has failed to win a stop-bullying order against her employer. Also in this article, the time it takes to approve enterprise agreements has fallen; annualised wage changes are now in effect; and the ILO is considering a new standard for internships. » more »





Onus is on employers to improve productivity; Woolworths class action; and more

More engaging and harmonious workplace cultures might boost productivity more than industrial relations reforms, according to a new discussion paper. Also in this article: Woolworths is facing a class action after disclosing its widespread underpayments; employees' eagerness to receive feedback can signal their intention to leave; and more. » more »