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Casuals excluded from enterprise agreement votes unless they have a shift on voting day

While we were enjoying our Christmas holiday, the Fair Work Commission made a decision on 31 December 2018 that has an Australian-wide impact on enterprise bargaining voting rights for casual employees, Human Resources Director has reported. The decision reached could have a large impact on the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, which has a large casualised workforce.

a month ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Male average earnings continue to increase at higher rate than women: ABS data

Average weekly earnings are higher for men working full-time positions and are continuing to increase at a higher percentage than the average weekly earnings for women working full-time, latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ biennial Employee Earnings and Hours survey has shown.

3 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Oxfam releases briefing paper highlighting gender pay gap, workforce participation

As the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector continue to push for a fairer wage, and more equitable employment conditions, Oxfam Australia have added a briefing paper to the conversation, highlighting that the top one per cent of Australian income earners continued to own more wealth than the bottom 70 per cent combined in 2018.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Labor says it’s time to close the gender pay gap, starting with ECEC

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has spoken about its plans to help close the gender pay gap, through strengthening the ability of the Fair Work Commission to order pay increases for workers in female-dominated sectors, such as early childhood education and care (ECEC).

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas

HR ALERT: new Fair Work regulations relating to casual employees effective now

Employers who incorrectly classify employees as casual instead of full-time or part-time could be responsible for backpaying various entitlements under the National Employment Standards (NES), in a new regulation that came into effect 18 December 2018.

4 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark