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Unions and businesses strike deal to get more permanent jobs into retail

Unions and businesses strike deal to get more permanent jobs into retail

Part-time checkout attendants, shelf-stackers and sales assistants would be allowed to work additional hours without overtime in a joint union-employer plan to encourage more permanent jobs.

  • by Nick Bonyhady

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Uber lifts safety game for Australian streets in world first
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Gig economy

Uber lifts safety game for Australian streets in world first

Uber Eats will help its riders stay injury-free by giving them access to a new set of technology and safety gear.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Labor suggests public servants tasked for political gain
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Labor suggests public servants tasked for political gain

The opposition has asked the Attorney-General’s Department to explain why it appeared to cost a Labor policy before the frontbencher labelled it a $20 billion tax on businesses.

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Nationals MPs endorse amnesty for illegal migrant farm workers
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Immigration

Nationals MPs endorse amnesty for illegal migrant farm workers

A group of Nationals MPs are telling the government legitimate farmers in their electorate are being undercut by dodgy operators underpaying undocumented migrants.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Maccas sauce makers go on strike as pay talks sour

Maccas sauce makers go on strike as pay talks sour

Workers at McCormick Australia, which also makes KFC gravy and Aeroplane Jelly, have been negotiating with their employer for a pay rise for more than four years.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Food delivery firm didn’t know it had to tell authorities when rider died

Food delivery firm didn’t know it had to tell authorities when rider died

HungryPanda has promised to have an insurance scheme in place for its riders by the end of next month.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
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Extend paid sick leave to everyone: Labor-linked think tank
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Extend paid sick leave to everyone: Labor-linked think tank

The McKell Institute argues all workers should be able to stay home sick without risking income in a measure the government says would be massively expensive and Labor has backed away from.

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Unions fear big project deals could lock workers out of pay rises for years
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Pay

Unions fear big project deals could lock workers out of pay rises for years

The CFMMEU and other unions were willing to agree to extend pay deals by one year, to five, but the government instead has proposed letting them run for eight.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Want an extra $100 a day? Get an enterprise agreement

Want an extra $100 a day? Get an enterprise agreement

The Business Council of Australia argues the government’s industrial overhaul will make it easier for firms to strike pay deals with their workers and leave everyone better off.

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‘Treat workers with dignity’: HungryPanda workers say they were let go after protesting pay cuts
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Trade unions

‘Treat workers with dignity’: HungryPanda workers say they were let go after protesting pay cuts

The delivery drivers plan to lodge an unfair dismissal claim against HungryPanda, which along with Uber Eats has been handed safety notices by the regulator.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Government dumps controversial pay-deal change from proposed IR overhaul

Government dumps controversial pay-deal change from proposed IR overhaul

The withdrawal of the measure, under pressure from Labor, unions and crossbenchers, shifts the spotlight to other aspects of the bill, which still includes modifications to the enterprise agreement approval process.

  • by Nick Bonyhady