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The arbitrator this week ruled in favour of unions representing workers from the state-owned Endeavour Energy company, who argued that oral swabs, which generally detect drugs used only in the past few hours, should be used instead of urine tests...
Story continues below Shuman Partoredjo Kellyville It takes about seven years to apprehend a suspected alleged rapist and murderer, and about seven minutes to apprehend an alleged convenience store thief in NSW. Is this ''the way we do business
This is indeed an historic day for economic reform, and an historic day for a fair go in Australia, Treasurer Wayne Swan told parliament. The tax, which is being closely watched by other resource-rich countries, is designed to spread the benefits of
In its submission to the minimum wage review, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says a nil wage increase is "the only realistic and manageable'' outcome for the sector. Unions are pushing for a $26 a week pay rise from Fair Work Australia,
Story continues below The report said Mr Jackson and Mr Hudson improperly used their position for personal gain and found that Mr Jackson was in breach of rules which meant he must keep and lodge detailed financial records. The report, released by a
Jeff Lawrence said large increases were needed to stop the wages gap growing between those on awards and other workers. Mr Lawrence said the 1.4 million workers on award wages ''can barely meet the cost of living, let alone live comfortably in an
Story continues below The opposition has been pressing the government to ensure the workplace watchdog, which has been inquiring into the union's finances since January 2009 and launched a full investigation in March 2010, shares its information with
The workplace watchdog began an inquiry into the finances of the union's Victoria No 1 Branch, now known as HSU East, in January 2009, before a fully fledged investigation got under way in April 2010. FWA general manager Bernadette O'Neill said in a
About 130 of the 150 workers employed at Sigma's warehouse at Rowville, in Melbourne's south east, walked off the job in late February in a dispute about shift loadings. While the supply of life-saving drugs to chemists has not been affected by the
S nursing union will report to members on progress in their industrial dispute with the Victorian Government on Friday...Last week, the Government agreed to the nurses' demand for an independent umpire on the condition they stop industrial action...