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Underpaid and undervalued: a woman’s work is never done

The problem is that despite nearly 40 years of equal pay legality, there is still evidence that the valuing of jobs is inequitable because there are still gender prejudices operating.

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The Independent | ECONOMY|

A brief history of women’s pay in the UK

While real equality in the British workplace may be a long way off, vast employment improvements have been made over the years. Here is a timeline spanning the “bad old days” of the late 1800’s to the 21st century.

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Kohler on sex and execs: how DJs got it right in the end

Why does a successful CEO — Mark McInnes — get his marching orders for reportedly trying to kiss a staff member, while an unsuccessful one — Malcolm Jackman — hangs on having halved the value of his company in a single day?

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Alliance finally gives freelancers a stronger voice

The Media Alliance may soon be able to collectively negotiate the terms of engagement of freelance journalists with Fairfax Media Limited, ACP Magazines Ltd, News Limited and Pacific Magazines.

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The Australian | ECONOMY|

Colless: Tony, don’t be afraid of the big bad union

A new media campaign by ACTU called “Don’t Go Back To WorkChoices” is an unfair and untruthful attack on Tony Abbott. The Libsneed to offer a suitable IR alternative since Rudd’s policies are collapsing, writes Malcolm Colless.

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ABC | ECONOMY|

The fairly quiet Fair Work Week

A whole new set of federal laws about industrial relations has slid into being this week with very little fanfare. Anne Junor explains exactly what the changes entail for employees and employers.

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Fairfax Media, unions in freelance stoush

Journalists and their union are battling it out over lengthy delays in action against an extraordinarily harsh contract offered to freelance contributors by Fairfax.

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Vanity Fair | TV & RADIO|

David Letterman’s boys’ club: a former Late Show writer tells all

In the wake of the David Letterman blackmail and sex scandal, one of the few women to ever write for Letterman dishes the dirt on the sexist and sexually-charged working environment in a tell-all piece for Vanity Fair

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Anthill Magazine | COMPANIES|

Why every entrepreneur should clean poo

Every boss should be willing to clean the company toilet, says entrepreneur Sahil Merchant. If you aren’t willing to get your hands dirty, employees won’t follow you when the shit hits the fan.

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ABS engaged in brutal redundancy roll out

The Australian Bureau of Statistics management is engaging in a “brutal” redundancy process as part of its current cost-cutting drive.

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Law firms revealed as discriminatory sweatshops. Shock.

A new report suggests law firms still discriminate against women and that those who work in them have little control over their work environment, writes Greg Barns.

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The high and low laughs of Election 07

As the election campaign eases into its fourth year and we gather to learn how badly we’ve done in the exams, we pause to consider the highlights so far.

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When I grow up I want to be an industrial relations consultant…

How careers nights have changed! South Australia’s peak business lobby, Business SA, is now offering seminars for university students on the new workplace relations system. A flyer circulated by the Careers & Employer Liaison Centre at Flinders University in Adelaide’s south invites students to the session early next month.

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