Australian workers will suffer cuts to their pay and conditions and lose protection from unfair dismissal under Liberal leader Tony Abbott’s plan to bring back Work Choices, warns a new national union TV ad campaign.
Livestock Ship Runs Aground after allegations King Island meat workers tamper with propeller. The Matthew Flinders ironically was washed onto the beach with 300 cattle on board on King Island after Swift Australia announced to shut down its King Island site.Read More...
Many workers are seeing the new ITEA’s they have signed fail the no disadvantage test.
What’s going on?
When John Howard introduced AWA’s in 1997 employers were given the greatest advantage they had seen since the federation of Australian. They were given the ability to write individual contracts for workers without any regard to the awards that applied anywhere in Australia. Read More...
The Fair Work Bill has passed through the Senate, after the Government reached an agreement with Senator Steve Fielding on phasing-in its definition of small business for unfair dismissal purposes.
The deal means the Government can stick to its timetable of having its key IR changes – including to unfair dismissal and bargaining – operational on July 1, while the modern awards system and the NES will take effect from January 1 next year.