The ACTU has taken a lifecycle approach in its latest report on the gender pay gap, showing inequity starts early for young girls who typically receive 11% less pocket money and persists into retirement, when women's superannuation balances are on on average less than half those of men.
Roy Morgan Research Ltd took adverse action against a director who sought to return to work after maternity leave when it refused her request for flexible working hours and instead brought forward her redundancy, the Federal Circuit Court has found.
The Queensland Government says the major review of the state's IR laws will address the powers of its tribunals in a reduced jurisdiction, changed working arrangements and "contemporary issues" such as bullying, domestic violence and work-life balance.
Workers on the Gorgon LNG project will begin voting on Wednesday on whether to take industrial action to push head contractor CB&I to offer shorter roster cycles, at the same time as parliamentary inquiries in WA and Queensland have weighed-up whether new regulations are needed for non-residential workforces.
A FWC full bench has refused an AiG bid to delete provisions for time-off-in-lieu (TOIL) and make-up pay at overtime rates from 10 modern awards, but has proposed a new model TOIL term for all modern awards that don't have one.
The Australian Shipowners Association has told the Productivity Commission that it is important to understand that the starting point for the bargaining changes it is seeking is the "disproportionate industrial power" wielded by the maritime unions.
Australia's largest rail freight operator, Aurizon, has been ordered to provide the full pro-rata rate of pay to a train driver who was to receive a reduced amount under a compassionate grounds/short-term medical disability clause when she returned part-time from maternity leave.