Industrial Relations

Bad decision in equal pay for women Budget backdown

The Federal Government has announced that it will no longer support the Australian Services Union’s test case to get equal pay for women. The excuse for this backdown is that funding the decision would impact the Federal Budget bottom line: THE federal government has put the budget surplus ahead of equal pay for women, telling …

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Significant IR changes possible through regulations, other Acts

Tony Abbott said that he won’t change the Workplace Relations Act in his first term of government, and Eric Abetz says the only “tweaks” will be to regulations. Significant changes to the industrial relations regime in Australia is possible through regulation changes, and to amendments to other Acts. For example, the Higher Education Workplace Relations …

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This year was great

The ITUC has launched a new online campaign highlighting the exploitation of workers and children in the third world. The campaign’s website – Change the World –  is very professional, although it is unfortunately flash-based meaning that it takes a long time to load. The campaign’s posters are amazing – very confronting and stark in …

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