Fair Work Commission (FWC)

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Issue #1991

BHP can’t enforce vaccine mandate: Fair Work Commission

Workers at NSW’s Mt Arthur BHP coal mine have won in the Fair Work Commission (FWC), which ruled on 3rd December that BHP can not enforce a vaccine mandate at the site until it undertakes genuine consultation with workers.

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Issue #2012

Public Sector Alliance mass bargaining meeting, workers Embassy Parliament House – Perth

In mid-2021, unions with members in the Western Australian Public Sector formed the Public Sector Alliance (PSA) to present a united position on a wage...

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Issue #2032

The ALP’s new IR laws: new avenues for action, new shackles

CPA Logistics and Manufacturing Branch The ALP government has recently announced its new Industrial Relations laws. Positioned as a response to workers’ demands to organise...

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Issue #1994

Qantas moves to terminate Enterprise Agreement

Qantas has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Long-Haul Cabin Crew agreement. The first time in its history that Qantas has tried...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2070


Will Labor’s bill help working women? E Lennon Workplace relations minister, Tony Burke, has tabled a bill aimed at tackling several issues faced by workers...

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Issue #2012

Workers win historic wage increase in Annual Wage Review

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has struck a strong middle ground with a 5.2 per cent wage hike announced on 15th June. The minimum wage...

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Issue #2033

Time to break the shackles

Labor’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay bill gives lie to its title. It fails to provide trade unions and the working class with the unfettered right...

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Issue #2043


New research from Australia Institute economist Dr Jim Stanford has confirmed that excessive corporate profits are the main driver of inflation, not wages. The research...

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Issue #2014

Time for a wage rise

The cost-of-living crisis has not abated as households face further economic pressures with interest rates and inflation on the rise. Trade union militancy is on...

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Issue #2047

The ghost of the ABCC lives on

The federal Labor government might have abolished the union-bashing Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) but its dirty work has been taken up by the...

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Union flags. Issue #2071

Trade union and workers’ rights

Over the decades the rights of trade union delegates and trade union officials have been eroded, making it increasingly difficult for them to represent and...

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Woman working from home - family breakfast time. Issue #2087

Right to disconnect

There has been a surge in the number of employers contacting workers out of hours, in particular since many have worked from home during COVID...

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Students Issue #2093

TAFE teachers move towards stop work action, industrial bans

Victorian TAFE teachers are one step closer to industrial action – including possible stop work action – after an application for a protected action ballot...

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Food being delivered by bicycle. Issue #2070


In the face of the big rip-off of Australian workers, the Albanese government’s attempted makeover of the industrial relations system continued on 4th September, when...

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Issue #2056

Restore real wages

The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to award a 5.75 per cent wage rise for those on minimum award wage rates was higher than expected...

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