The heads of the Business Council of Australia and Australian Retailers Association are among those blaming “inadvertent payroll mistakes"on an overly complex industrial relations system.
Employers are blaming underpaying employees on the the complexity of industrial awards. They should blame themselves.
‘These Australians deserve a greater sense of security’, Albanese said.
In this first of a series of “vision statements” Albanese has sought to send the messages that Labor under his leadership is focused on jobs, is looking to the future and is not afraid of change.
Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs may have to take notice of their workers’ complaints.
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Mark Zuckerberg may try to minimise their concerns, but Facebook moderators and other online workers are beginning to organise for their own protection.
The most unionised occupation is teaching, the next most unionised is health care.
The Ensuring Integrity Bill would restrict the activities of the unions who represent teachers and nurses as well as the construction workers who are its real target.
Hanson, who thinks men get a bad deal in the system, will be deputy of the new family law inquiry.
As the government starts its work on workplace change, it gave Pauline Hanson a win, for past and future favours, making her deputy chair of a joint parliamentary committee into the family law system.
Few Australians keep working long hours for long, unless they really, really like their jobs.
We've tested the claim that overworkers have no choice, and found it wanting.
Teachers are now more the ‘union heartland’ than blue-collar workers. Union membership in the education and training sector is about 33%, compared with 15% generally.
Teacher unions have a thing or two to teach the the union movement about how to succeed when strikes don't work.
The Coalition government is pushing Labor back up its criticism of John Setka’s behaviour by supporting its Ensuring Integrity Bill.
The government is relishing the difficulties the John Setka controversy has created for Labor leader Anthony Albanese, who remains opposed to tighter restrictions on unions.
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) President Michele O'Neil (left) stands next to ACTU Secretary Sally McManus.
ACTU president Michele O'Neil on John Setka and the government’s anti-union legislation.
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ACTU President Michele O'Neil says that the decision over Setka's leadership lies with the union membership, and denounces the government's plans to bring back anti-union legislation.
Scott Morrison faces the risks of the Folau saga becoming a divisive intrusion into what he wants to be a steady-as-she-goes style of government.
Scott Morrison won his ‘miracle’ election but what he does from now on will determine whether the Coalition can secure a fourth term.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will lay out economic policies “to get Australians off the economic sidelines and on the field again” on Monday.
In his first major domestic speech since the election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will lay out economic policies "to get Australians off the economic sidelines and on the field again".
Unions could have been more upfront about what they wanted the rules changed to.
Dealing with the Coalition will more difficult than arguing than the rules are wrong.
The German model of balancing shareholder interests on company boards with worker representatives is again attracting interest in the US, Britain and Australia.
Putting employee directors on Australian boards is seriously back on the agenda for the first time since the 1970s.
The average rate of unionisation in OECD nations fell from 46% to 27% of the workforce between 1980 and 2015.
The global evidence from more than 300 studies on the economic impact of unionisation shows unions do not, overall, reduce productivity.
Labor leader Bill Shorten and early childhood education spokeswoman Amanda Rishworth at the Deakin & Community Childcare Co-operative in Burwood, Melbourne.
Paying wages directly would be an Australian first, and far from ideal.
Union campaigning could be the difference between a Labor and Coalition government at this election.
Unions and Labor have a long history of working together, but if the ALP wins office, unions will have to compete with many other groups to get what they want.
Bill Shorten with students at the CMA Training Group in Canberra. If he restores Sunday penalty rates, his success will come at a cost.
Overruling the Fair Work Commission will give Labor what it wants, at the cost of diminishing the commission.
On industrial relations policy, the Coalition and Labor offer starkly different choices this election.
At this election there is a stark choice between the two major parties on industrial relations: the "small target" approach of the Coalition and the ALP's more ambitious and detailed plan.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten at a manufacturing facility in Sydney. He’ll instruct the Fair Work Commission to replace the minimum wage with a higher “living wage”.
It ought to be possible to replace Australia's minimum wage with a higher "living wage" without putting people our of work, but more will be needed.
Australian Prime Minister Stanley Bruce and Prime Minister-elect James Scullin hold a private meeting a day before Scullin takes office in 1929.
Only twice have Australian electors chosen to vote out a sitting prime minister. Both times, industrial relations was the key. What can we learn from that?