‘He said what?’
Dealing with a co-worker or manager who says demonstrably false things can be a challenge, particularly at holiday office parties. Here's a guide to handle a colleague in denial.
Jobs of the future will require emotional intelligence to complement the sophisticated machines we work with, so we need to equip young people with this vital skill
Remote workers struggle to be included in workplace decision making.
Rather than having a fear of being monitored, remote workers want the option of being visible.
With the intensity of competition across many industries, financial institutions such as ANZ need to be agile and respond to changes quickly to maintain business.
The agile working style was originally designed by tech companies for efficiency in software development but now one of Australia's big four banks wants to implement this.
Unionists protesting the reduced role of the Industrial Relations Commission after the introduction of the work choices legislation in 2006.
Even though enterprise bargaining agreements proved controversial when introduced, their use is actually in decline today.
Protesters were back on the streets demanding penalty rates be left alone when the Coalition government asked the Productivity Commission to look at workplace relations last year.
Cutting penalty rates can be a vote-changer and the looming Fair Work Commission decision is tricky for both sides of politics. So what cards do the parties hold and how might they play them?
Brendan O'Connor came under interrogation about Labor’s position on weekend penalty rates.
Normally it is the Coalition that is on the defensive over industrial relations at election time, with Labor claiming workers’ rights are under threat from the conservatives. But currently Labor finds…
Professor Allan Fels is calling for the Senate to reopen its inquiry into compensation for underpaid 7-Eleven workers.
7-Eleven’s decision to take charge of the compensation process for underpaid workers highlights the problems with voluntary commitments and underlines the need for increased legal accountability.
Bill Shorten has proposed higher penalties for employers who deliberately underpay workers, and stronger protections for workers from sham contracting.
A Labor government would crack down on employers who exploit workers with harsher penalties and other measures, opposition leader Bill Shorten has promised.
Most of the cyberbullying in the study occurred through work related text messaging and instant message services.
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One in five government employees are experiencing or observing workplace cyberbullying, a study shows.
It’s not just young single people that work weekends.
Myths abound about the impact penalty rates have on employment and services.
Can’t hear you.
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Government's new legislation will strike at the heart of union power.
Cafe workers are among many that stand to lose Sunday penalty rates.
Sunday penalty rates will go under Productivity Commission recommendations, but overall our workplace system was basically operating well, it found.
There are still many reasons workers and shop owners avoid Sunday trading.
Employer groups are hoping a new deal on penalty rates will set a precedent, but the voices of young workers are missing from the debate.
Immigrant workers who overstay their visas are easily exploited by unscrupulous employers.
Without workplace reform, Australia is at risk of a US-style migrant worker problem.
Farm workers hired through labour hire contractors are vulnerable due to Australian law.
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With another fruit picking season in Australia have come the usual reports of “dodgy” labour hire contractors operating in farms around the country. Italian satirical news program Striscia recently picked…
Workplace relations reform: it’s not as if we haven’t been here before.
When the federal government asked the Productivity Commission (PC) to conduct a review into certain aspects of workplace laws, it argued a “root and branch” inquiry was urgently needed. As everyone gears…
But what awaits her at home?
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The latter part of the twentieth century saw a dramatic increase in women’s participation in the workforce as well as a rise in ideological support for women’s employment in the United States. However…
Choosing the Productivity Commission to review industrial relations could prove politically embarrassing for both Workplace Relations Minister Eric Abetz and Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Australia’s federal government has made a major political error, possibly terminal, in asking the Productivity Commission (PC) to inquire into industrial relations. Before the 2013 election, the strategy…
We still know very little about the link between industrial relations and productivity.
The Productivity Commission’s five issues papers, released yesterday, are the latest step in the government’s inquiry into the link between industrial relations (IR) legislation and productivity. Despite…