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Judge blasts CFMMEU for ‘inexcusable and unacceptable’ conduct

Judge blasts CFMMEU for ‘inexcusable and unacceptable’ conduct

The construction union, which has been penalised by courts more than 170 times, and three of its top NSW officials were fined more than $1 million for picketing a crane company.

  • by Nick Bonyhady

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Why you could be sacked for refusing a vaccine

Why you could be sacked for refusing a vaccine

A ruling this week emboldens employers who want to insist their workforce is vaccinated. There are some exceptions.

  • by Ian Neil and Nicholas Saady
Childcare worker sacked for refusing flu vaccine loses legal appeal

Childcare worker sacked for refusing flu vaccine loses legal appeal

The national industrial tribunal’s decision bolsters the argument that some employers will be able to require staff to get a coronavirus vaccine.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
‘Anyone can promise Ferraris’: Inside the fight to control the NSW firefighters’ union
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‘Anyone can promise Ferraris’: Inside the fight to control the NSW firefighters’ union

An insurgent faction is promising members it will campaign for a 13 per cent pay rise despite a 2.5 per cent cap on public sector wages in NSW.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
More than 70 serious injuries for food delivery riders in NSW in one year
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More than 70 serious injuries for food delivery riders in NSW in one year

The state’s work safety authority has warned delivery companies of the significant risks posed to untrained riders who are often working on student visas.

  • by Tom Rabe
NSW to introduce tougher tax laws to target wage theft
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Fair Work

NSW to introduce tougher tax laws to target wage theft

People and companies that breach an array of tax laws will have to pay much higher fines if they don’t keep proper records or lie to tax inspectors.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
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‘The right thing to do’: Menulog’s move to employ couriers ups pressure on gig economy
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‘The right thing to do’: Menulog’s move to employ couriers ups pressure on gig economy

Critics of the independent contractor model that dominates the gig economy latched onto Menulog’s move, saying it showed any company could employ its workers directly.

  • by Nick Bonyhady and Shane Wright
Gig economy firms divided over workers’ rights

Gig economy firms divided over workers’ rights

Ahead of a Senate committee hearing, firms such as Uber and Deliveroo have said they are open to providing more rights to their riders.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
‘We need cultural change’: Women formerly employed by WA Labor mull legal challenge after workplace bullying claims
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‘We need cultural change’: Women formerly employed by WA Labor mull legal challenge after workplace bullying claims

The group includes former electorate officers from Kalamunda MP Matthew Hughes’ office and a staffer for Deputy Premier Roger Cook as well as at least two other Labor staffers who have not yet gone public with their stories.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Big rise to minimum wage risks small business jobs, federal government warns

Big rise to minimum wage risks small business jobs, federal government warns

The Morrison government says although the economy shows signs of recovery the global environment means caution is necessary.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Amazon apologises, acknowledges issue of drivers urinating in bottles

Amazon apologises, acknowledges issue of drivers urinating in bottles

Amazon.com has apologised to US congressman Mark Pocan, admitting to scoring an “own goal” in its initial denial of his suggestion that its drivers were sometimes forced to urinate in bottles during their delivery rounds.

  • by Shubham Kalia