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Victoria moves on gig standards

The Andrews Labor Government will start working on State-based standards and regulation for work in the gig economy, after failing to win support for national action from the Morrison Government.

Police nail 1.75% pay rise as paramedics "win" 0.3%

The NSW IRC has awarded police a 1.75% pay rise after finding their award does not reflect productivity and efficiency improvements since 2011, but the state's paramedics will get only 0.3% with a one-off payment to boost their first year's increase to $1000.

FWC amends award to address disability workers' issues

An FWC full bench has decided to insert broken shift allowances, boost minimum engagements and improve sleepover conditions as part of its four-yearly review of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award.

FWC canvasses employers on FDV policies; & more

FWC seeks to identify incidence of workplace FDV policies; Casual terms review timetable pushed back; and AiG calls for reduction in minimum pay delays for COVID-hit sectors.

Ruling underlines limits of equal pay provisions: Expert

A gender equity expert is questioning whether Australia's IR laws are capable of supporting equal pay orders that extend beyond minimum rates, after the FWC rejected an equal remuneration claim for early childhood teachers but flagged a possible work value rise.

Casual review paper raises curly questions

A discussion paper on the casual terms award review raises 32 questions for parties to answer in their submissions, including whether common clauses prescribing minimum payments and engagement periods are within its ambit, ahead of a conference this week and hearings slated for mid-June.

FWC backs 10% wage hike for early childhood teachers

The IEU says an FWC full bench is supporting pay rises of up to 10% for early childhood teachers in a decision that finds an increase is justified on work value grounds but seeks more submissions on the capacity of state and federal governments to help fund it.

Bench can't take casual approach to review: Ross

FWC President Iain Ross says the review of casual employment terms in modern awards will have to move "reasonably quickly" to meet its deadline of completing it by September 27.

FWC accelerates review of domestic violence leave

The FWC has agreed to the ACTU's request to bring forward the three-year review of domestic violence leave terms in awards, scheduling a conference to start the process at the end of the month and a hearing late this year.

ACTU renews push for paid domestic violence leave

The ACTU has asked FWC President Iain Ross to urgently review the tribunal's rejection in 2018 of its bid for 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave, due to a rising incidence during the coronavirus pandemic.