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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
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
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

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NSW Nurses and Midwives Association secretary Brett Holmes said staff shortages hadn’t even peaked yet and “we’re in a situation that is pretty dire”.

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
Virgin Australia claimed the conduct amounted to “wilful neglect” of training meant to ensure safety.

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
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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
AFR

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
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
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
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
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
[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
The union’s mooring bans are expected to halt production.

Shell to shut LNG vessel after workers reject $30,000 a year pay rise

Shell will shut down its Prelude floating LNG vessel in response to unions escalating industrial action, disrupting an already stretched global market. The 150 union members earning more than $200,000 a year rejected a proposed pay rise of about $30,000.

  • David Marin-Guzman and Angela Macdonald-Smith
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Get ready for salaries to become more public

Pay transparency measures are on the rise as authorities try to close gender pay gaps.

  • Pilita Clark
co-CEOs Angus Dorney and Allan Waddell decided to make a big investment in the company’s York St office.

Meet the co-CEOs who differ on working from home

Their contrasting approaches to working from home hasn’t caused a rift for Kablamo’s co-CEOs, but the right balance still eludes many workers and their bosses.

  • Tess Bennett
Holidays

How work leave policies have exploded

The war for talent has sparked an abundance of employee perks and different types of leave as workers increasingly prioritise work-life balance.

  • Natasha Boddy and Sally Patten
Women invariably get a disproportionate amount of the “crappy tasks”, according to a new study by four US university professors.

How women can avoid ‘crappy’ jobs

Extensive research by four US academics shows women are disproportionately asked to do tasks that don’t earn promotions or higher pay.

  • Tony Boyd
Goldman Sachs ran virtual storytelling sessions for the children of staff — the sort of role usually assigned to a nanny, not an investment bank.

Are we sick of the nanny boss?

Companies pushed hard to attend to workers’ needs during the pandemic. But have they encroached too far into our personal lives?

  • Emma Jacobs