Jetstar unlawfully deducted training costs from the wages of cadet pilots, despite warnings against doing so from its external IR consultant and its head of flying operations, the Federal Court has revealed in a penalty judgment today.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency says the new mandatory reports that employers of 100-plus employees must submit on April 1 next year will be "significantly easier and quicker to complete" than those under the previous regime. Meanwhile, the WGEA is relaunching its employer of choice accreditation scheme.
Queensland public servants will receive three 2.2% wage increases between now and December 2015, as a result of a Newman Government ministerial directive issued days before the Queensland Supreme Court was due to hear the government's appeal against an Industrial Court ruling on an interim pay increase.
Lower participation rates almost entirely due to ageing of population, says ACTU; AHRC seeking submissions on pregnancy discrimination; Subclass 457 visa data at odds with Labor Government claims; and SDA runs commercials in cinemas to support bid to remove junior rates.
The Toll Group and the TWU have reached an "in principle" agreement for the company's 10,000-strong workforce, delivering a potential pay increase of 15.25% over four years and a commitment to maintain employer super contributions at 3% above the statutory minimum.
Almost 700 Reserve Bank employees have won annual average pay rises of 3.83% a year with the potential for more from a 2% annual bonus pool and a "career increment" pool that has been set at about 1% for the first year, under a new agreement with the FSU.