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AMWU national secretary Steve Murphy says the union is “mindful” of the industry’s wage growth when determining internal pay rises.

AMWU gives its own employees below inflation pay rise of 3pc

The manufacturing workers’ union will pay its own officials wage increases of less than 3 per cent despite a push for claims against employers as high as 8 per cent to match the surging cost of living.

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  • David Marin-Guzman
Scott Farquhar said Elon Musk’s directive that employees work in the office for at least 40 hours a week was “something out of the 1950s”.

How often you should be in the office (according to these companies)

The type of job you have and the tasks you need to complete are key in determining the ideal amount of time you should spend in the office, and when.

  • Sally Patten

Why this teacher found lockdown ‘refreshing’

Burnout nearly drove Eric Ryan to quit teaching, but lockdowns offered fresh perspectives at work and home.

  • Georgie Moore

Health absences ramp up as unions urge return of pandemic leave

Unions warn staff shortages due to COVID-19 are climbing and “no manager is freely handing out leave passes”.

  • David Marin-Guzman

Young guns zoom up the corporate ladder amid skills shortage

Young professionals are reaping the benefits of a tight labour market to leapfrog multiple rungs on the career ladder.

  • Hannah Wootton and Tess Bennett

Virgin sacking of crew boss for watching film, sleeping ‘harsh’

On other occasions, the airline found she arrived late or without makeup, her hair messy, her nail polish visibly chipped and with no stockings.

  • David Marin-Guzman

Recent columns

Why CEOs are so WTF about WFH

One hot topic is guaranteed to press the buttons of US bosses: working from home.

Gillian Tett

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Gillian Tett

Bain CEO hails COVID-19 disruption

In an exclusive interview, Manny Maceda, global CEO of management consultants Bain & Co, says the pandemic will accelerate business transformation strategies.

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Columnist

Chanticleer

How this executive landed an MBA without getting a degree first

Martin Curtis is one of the BOSS Young Executives for 2022. Propelled by his “incredible gift” of dyslexia, he is head of Google partners at the search giant.

Sally Patten

BOSS editor

Sally Patten

The surprising news about CEO pay

Chief executives are still being handsomely rewarded, but growth in their remuneration has stalled in the past decade thanks to several factors. 

Chanticleer

Columnist

Chanticleer
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Workers who started their careers at the end of the 20th century assumed “going to work” meant “going to the office”.

Why CEOs are so WTF about WFH

One hot topic is guaranteed to press the buttons of US bosses: working from home.

  • Gillian Tett

This Month

Bo Seo, author of Good Arguments (Simon & Schuster)

A Harvard graduate explains why good debate makes us all better

Two-time World Debating champion and former AFR journalist Bo Seo argues that listening is at least as important as talking in creating a more harmonious world.

  • Andrew Burke
Dalton Fogarty met Rich Lister Shaun Bonett while volunteering at university.

This young exec met a Rich Lister while at uni. Now he works for him

Dalton Fogarty is one of the BOSS Young Executives for 2022. He started out in investment banking but is now head of strategy at digital gift card company Prezzee.

  • Sally Patten
Left to right: Martin Curtis, Yash Sodhi; Jesse Arundell; Amy Goldenberg; Matt freeman; Dalton  Fogarty.

The traits that stand out in the 2022 BOSS Young Executives

Given the challenges facing business, this year’s cohort of BOSS Young Executives need to be curious and able to learn quickly – and they have those qualities in spades.

  • Sally Patten
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) employee Dulitha Piyasena  has just received a $50k pay rise.

Meet the workers scoring $50,000 pay rises

Dulitha Piyasena recently left his job at the Bank of Queensland for a pay rise of roughly $50,000.

  • Patrick Durkin
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Sacking for discussing pay with colleagues ‘reasonable’: judge

A Primo Foods employee sacked for discussing his co-workers’ salary offers while negotiating his own contract has lost a legal challenge to his dismissal.

  • David Marin-Guzman
Amy Goldenberg, who joined Ampol about 16 months ago, says she loves helping to improve the environment.

Meet the electric car executive who studied anthropology

Amy Goldenberg is one of the six BOSS Young Executives for 2022. She is head of e-Mobility at petrol refiner Ampol.

  • Sally Patten
Stephanie Hartanto says she was able to accommodate two interviews a week while working from home.

This story confirms every boss’s worst fear about WFH

More than 45 per cent of workers say working from home makes it easier to interview for a job with a new employer, potentially encouraging more job switching.

  • Sally Patten
Matt Freeman originally wanted to be a physio for a professional basketball team.

Family tragedy led this CFO to the decision to switch companies

Matt Freeman is one of the 2022 BOSS Young Executives. After his daughter died, he resigned as AWN’s chief financial officer and is on leave before a new role.

  • Sally Patten
Manny Maceda says COVID-19 showed business how fast it could change.

Bain CEO hails COVID-19 disruption

In an exclusive interview, Manny Maceda, global CEO of management consultants Bain & Co, says the pandemic will accelerate business transformation strategies.

  • Tony Boyd
Deliveroo said the bill would “remove all  flexibility enjoyed by its riders”.

Gig giants warn Qld push for minimum pay will ‘remove all flexibility’

Uber, Deliveroo and Menulog have attacked proposed laws that would set minimum rates for workers the gig economy.

  • David Marin-Guzman
Sens general manager was allegedly furious that the supervisor “didn’t add any smiley faces”.

Cafe worker unfairly sacked for not using ‘smiley emojis’

A worker at a Queensland coffee franchise was unfairly sacked after her boss blasted her for not using smiley face emojis in a text message over rosters.

  • David Marin-Guzman
“I was in a rush to do things as a young kid,” says APA chief Rob Wheals.

The best advice I have ever been given: don’t be in a rush

Rob Wheals is the chief executive of gas pipeline operator APA Group. He answers our CEO Q&A.

  • Colin Packham
From a young age Martin Curtis wanted to be in business.

How this executive landed an MBA without getting a degree first

Martin Curtis is one of the BOSS Young Executives for 2022. Propelled by his “incredible gift” of dyslexia, he is head of Google partners at the search giant.

  • Sally Patten
Getting more women into male dominated industries is key to closing the gender pay gap, KPMG say. Construction Design Co-Ordinator at Scentre Group, Emily Matheson in Market St, Sydney CBD, is an example of what’s needed.

This is what’s driving the $1b a week pay gap

The federal government is being urged to tackle a $1 billion a week gender pay gap between Australian men and women which is being driven by a lack of females in executive management positions, a new KPMG report finds.

  • Patrick Durkin
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The CEO pay train ain’t chugging along like it used to.

The surprising news about CEO pay

Chief executives are still being handsomely rewarded, but growth in their remuneration has stalled in the past decade thanks to several factors. 

  • James Thomson
Afterpay co-founder Nick Molnar, CSL chief executive Paul Perreault and Macquarie Group chief executive Shemara Wikramanayake.

Bonuses are back as Afterpay CEOs take home a record $264m

Fifteen CEOs in Australia got more than $10 million – including Nick Molnar and Anthony Eisen, CSL’s Paul Perreault and Macquarie’s Shemara Wikramanayake.

  • Patrick Durkin
Lynas CEO Amanda Lacaze said it found “no rhyme or reason” behind some delays in the skilled migration system.

Energy executives say skills, migration changes crucial to transition

Senior executives in the energy sector have urged the Albanese Government to use its Jobs Summit to streamline the skilled migration system.

  • David Marin-Guzman and Angela Macdonald-Smith
Yash Sodhi studied commerce at the University of Melbourne, doing internships at KordaMentha and National Australia Bank along the way.

This executive nabbed a grad job at Lehman – and then it collapsed

Yash Sodhi is one of the BOSS Young Executives for 2022. He not only survived the collapse of Lehman Brothers, he is now CFO of Challenger Funds Management.

  • Sally Patten
[L-R] Workplace Safety Minister Ingrid Stitt, taskforce co-chairs Liberty Sanger and Bronwyn Halfpenny.

Victoria to curb ‘oppressive’ NDAs silencing sexual harassment victims

Victims of workplace sexual harassment, employers, unions and the legal profession will be consulted to build laws to stop misuse of non-disclosure agreements.

  • Max Mason