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Cricket Australia sacking: what are your rights when you’re fired for tweeting?

Cricket Australia sacking: what are your rights when you’re fired for tweeting?

There has been shock at the revelations that Cricket Australia has fired a woman for her non-work-related tweets. What are her options?

Does raising the minimum wage put bosses off hiring new staff?

Does raising the minimum wage put bosses off hiring new staff?

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.

Scenes from a wage case

Scenes from a wage case

Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.

Crikey Worm: Labor winds back minimum wage plan

Crikey Worm: Labor winds back minimum wage plan

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.

Uni staff get harsh lessons in hardball negotiation tactics

Uni staff get harsh lessons in hardball negotiation tactics

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.

The Press Council, Fair Work and the other toothless tigers supposedly protecting Australians

The Press Council, Fair Work and the other toothless tigers supposedly protecting Australians

Wanna do what you want, when you want, because you wanna? Just make sure the rules you break are enforced by these guys.

Minimum wage rise wasted on women, says government

Minimum wage rise wasted on women, says government

The government has resorted to 1970s-style "breadwinner" arguments to urge against a minimum wage rise that would benefit women and young people.

Parmalat dispute shows it’s unfair bargaining, not penalty rates, that is the real danger to Aussie workers

Parmalat dispute shows it’s unfair bargaining, not penalty rates, that is the real danger to Aussie workers

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Shorten's shame ... Safe Schools opponents return ... Bishop and the beast ...

Nuance won’t cut it on penalty rates onslaught

Nuance won’t cut it on penalty rates onslaught

The Fair Work Commission's attack on penalty rates will only reinforce Labor's narrative of a government hell-bent on attacking low-income earners.