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Fair Work to determine if it’s ok to lie down on the job, in landmark case

Two Canberra Hospital cleaners sacked for taking a nap on their unpaid break have taken their case to the Fair Work Commission after the contractor involved refused to back down, the Sydney Morning Herald reported this week.

23 days ago

by Freya Lucas

How a default union membership could help reduce income inequality

A more equal society with less income disparity is good for well-being.

23 days ago

by Mark Harcourt, University of Waikato; Gregor Gall, University of Glasgow; Margaret Wilson, University of Waikato, and Nisha Novell, Victoria University of Wellington

ALP pledge a ‘game changer’: AEU

The Australian Labor Party’s $1.75 billion commitment to early childhood education puts pressure on the coalition government to reverse cuts and provide certainty to the sector, the Australian Education Union (AEU) has said.

25 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

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).

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Grinch or ‘got your back’: should employees work for free at busy times of year?

Business publication Human Resources Director (HRD) has reported Australian airline Qantas as being accused of wage theft, after a linked email reportedly from Qantas asked their head office employees to volunteer extra hours of work over the Christmas and New Year period, a notoriously busy time of year for airline travel.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas