WorkChoices unfair to many employees, survey finds

WorkChoices unfair to many employees, survey finds
The Federal Government’s industrial relations law changes, known universally as WorkChoices, were sold by the Minister, Kevin Andrews, as ‘a simpler, fairer, national Workplace Relations System for Australia’. With the doing away of the unfair dismissal laws for organisations with less than 100 employees WorkChoices was unashamedly aimed at small to medium business operators in particular.

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Major bank introduces AWAs

Following the High Court’s recent decision validating  WorkChoices, one of Australia’s biggest banks is to start using the new laws to exclude various award conditions in return for a higher base rate of pay.

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The work Christmas party

As a working carer, it is possible you have not attended any work social events all year because of your caring responsibilities. However, attending the Christmas party is probably a good idea because it will give you an opportunity to relax informally with your workmates, let your hair down and catch up. It is a great way to network with the people from your organisation and other invited guests who may be helpful to you in your work. So, do try and accept the invitation.

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WorkChoices changes and the High Court decision

Proposed amendments to the Workplace Relations Act will mean employees’ unused sick or carer’s leave can be cashed out and workers’ redundancy entitlements will also be further protected. These and other changes to WorkChoices were recently announced by Federal Minister Kevin Andrews after on-going monitoring of the legislation which has been in place since March, 2006.

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Shortage of disability workers predicted

The disability sector is likely to experience a shortage of workers due to the large number expected to retire over the next decade and the ageing of Australia's population, according to the findings of a newly released national report.

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