Good morning, early birds. Labor helps the Coalition pass unprecedented surveillance laws. Plus, the Fair Work Commission gets inundated by employer-friendly appointments. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey readers discuss workplace bullying, Fraser Anning and other stories of the day.
There has been shock at the revelations that Cricket Australia has fired a woman for her non-work-related tweets. What are her options?
On the very last day that the FWC was doing consultation for its next wage decision, the RBA published a study showing that rising minimum wages don’t hurt employment.
Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.
Good morning, early birds. Federal Labor has walked back a plan to peg the minimum wage to the median Australian wage. Plus, previously suppressed documents have been revealed in the Geoffrey Rush defamation case. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Murdoch University has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its current agreement with staff. It says it doesn't play to cut their pay, but the precedent set by other industries suggests that is exactly what could be on the cards.
Wanna do what you want, when you want, because you wanna? Just make sure the rules you break are enforced by these guys.
The government has resorted to 1970s-style "breadwinner" arguments to urge against a minimum wage rise that would benefit women and young people.
Workers in a dairy plant in regional Victoria have been locked out of their factory for months, and their employer wants to cut their pay and conditions in a new deal. And it's all completely legal.