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'They'd abuse you, try and spit on you': former inspector says CFMEU threats are real

A former public servant who investigated illegal strike action and breaches of the Fair Work Act in the building industry has described being spat on and abused when he visited some sites.

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Fair Work to rule on new Southern Cross Club enterprise agreement

Workers will picket a Fair Work Commission hearing on a new enterprise agreement proposed by a Canberra club, union officials have said.

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Industry lobby group hits out at minimum wage rise

Industry lobby group hits out at minimum wage rise

A Fair Work Commission decision to boost the minimum wage shows a distinct lack of understanding of the challenging conditions facing the West Australian businesses, the state's Chamber or Commerce and Industry says.

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Australia's low-paid workers to get $22.20 a week pay rise

Australia's minimum wage and award minimum workers are to receive a $22.20 per week pay rise under new Fair Work Commission increases.

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Low-paid workers to get another $22 per week

Low-paid workers to get another $22 per week

The Fair Work Commission approves a new minimum wage of $18.29 an hour, an increase of $22 a week, in a move that has predictably divided employers and unions.

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Fair Work Commission rules minimum wage to rise by $22 a week

Australia's lowest-paid workers will get a $22-a-week pay rise after the workplace umpire lifted the national minimum wage to $694.90.

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Sunday penalty rate cuts to be phased in over next few years

Sunday penalty rate cuts to be phased in over next few years

Hundreds of thousands of workers will see their Sunday pay reduced within weeks, as the Fair Work Commission begins phasing in its cuts to penalty rates for fast food, hospitality, retail and pharmacy employees.

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Former AFP officer has relief claim dismissed by Fair Work Commission

The former officer also admitted leaving a slashed t-shirt on the woman's car bonnet.

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Fair Work expands investigation into Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza has announced delays to its nationwide review into wage fraud allegations across its stores.

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Byron Bay Superfoods' pursuit of sacked worker 'vindictive': Fair Work Commission

When Nathaniel Garang produced a medical certificate showing he should not work with food, his boss said time off work was "unacceptable".

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High-earning sales rep takes on Jones Lang Lasalle over unfair dismissal

The regional director of a multibillion-dollar real estate firm has been given the go-ahead by the Fair Work Commission to pursue a claim of unfair dismissal against Jones Lang LaSalle, despite earning well above the income cap.

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State government steps in to prevent shut down at Loy Yang power plant

The state government will go to Fair Work to prevent workers at Victoria's biggest energy plant going on strike and plunging the state into an energy crisis.

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Unions ramp up fight over 'out-of-touch' penalty rate cut

Unions ramp up fight over 'out-of-touch' penalty rate cut

Unions advance their efforts to try and reverse the decision to cut penalty rates for Sunday workers, with some arguing the Fair Work Commission "acted outside its powers".

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Higher fines needed to stop employers exploiting vulnerable workers

Workplace exploitation will not be stamped out without much tougher penalties for unscrupulous employers says the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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Call for interim minimum wage increase rejected

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an application from unions for a medium-term target to be set for the national minimum wage.

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Labor's Fair Work claims are demonstrably false

The opinion piece on Thursday in these pages by Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek (Her wage is hers, leave the husband out of it) exemplifies the approach of modern-day Labor Party politics – duplicitous, hypocritical and deliberately design

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Fair Work considers widening probe into United Petroleum underpayment

Fair Work considers widening probe into United Petroleum underpayment

Fair Work Australia is considering widening its investigation into the under-payment of staff at United Petroleum franchises to examine the involvement of one of the company's directors.

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Fair Work inspectors to audit 1600 hair and beauty salons

About 1600 hair and beauty salons will be randomly audited over the next 12 months.

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Turnbull government warns Fair Work Commission against 'excessive' minimum wage rise

Government says increasing the minimum wage is "not an efficient way to address relative living standards or the needs of the low-paid".

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Government offers few penalty rates recommendations

Government offers few penalty rates recommendations

The Federal Government offers few recommendations in its submission to the Fair Work Commission on Sunday penalty rates.

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Turnbull government backs penalty-rate cuts for low paid workers

The Turnbull government has hand-balled responsibility for protecting people facing big pay cuts on Sundays and public holidays to the Fair Work Commission, effectively guaranteeing Labor and the union movement will mount a ferocious industrial

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National employment standards need an overhaul: former Fair Work commissioner

The employment safety net needs a wide-ranging overhaul and minimum rates of pay should be cut in order to help solve youth unemployment, says former Fair Work Commission vice-president Graeme Watson.

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McDonald's and KFC workers already get $3 an hour less

McDonald's and KFC workers were already being paid $3 an hour less than a recent Fair Work Australia decision to slash Sunday penalty rates. Fast food workers take home just $21 an hour.

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McDonald's and KFC workers already get $3 less an hour

McDonald's and KFC workers were already being paid $3 an hour less than a recent Fair Work Australia decision to slash Sunday penalty rates. Fast food workers take home just $21 an hour.

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Amber Harrison hits Seven West Media with Fair Work claim

The former lover of Seven West Media boss Tim Worner has made good on her threat to sue the company.

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Industrial umpire called in after mass layoffs on Ichthys project

Industrial umpire called in after mass layoffs on Ichthys project

Unions and engineering firm Laing O'Rourke will plead their cases before the Fair Work Commission, as the fallout continues from yesterday's mass layoffs at the Ichthys gas project.

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Industrial umpire called in amid mass layoffs on Ichthys project

Industrial umpire called in amid mass layoffs on Ichthys project

Unions and engineering firm Laing O'Rourke will plead their cases before the Fair Work Commission, as the fallout continues from yesterday's mass layoffs at the Ichthys gas project.

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Low wage growth Australian economy's biggest challenge, Treasurer says

Low wage growth Australian economy's biggest challenge, Treasurer says

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says Australia's record low wage growth is the "biggest challenge" facing the economy, following the Fair Work Commission's decision to reduce Sunday penalty rates.

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Former Canberra cafe owner faces federal court for pay slip breaches

Fair Work Ombudsman auditors allege the cafe owner failed to issue young employees with regular pay slips.

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John Howard heckled by Sunday penalty rates protesters

John Howard heckled by Sunday penalty rates protesters

Former prime minister John Howard is heckled by union members protesting against the Fair Work Commission's decision to cut Sunday penalty rates.

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'Masses of evidence': Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says penalty rates cuts will result in more jobs

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says "masses of evidence" exists to support a reduction to some penalty rates by the Fair Work Commission, agreeing the move will lead to job creation.

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Hobart call centre accused of underpaying staff

Hobart call centre accused of underpaying staff

The Southern Communications Network is referred to the Fair Work Ombudsman over claims it is paying workers as little as $10 an hour, well below the minimum wage.

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'It doesn't concern me I could lose my seat': Coalition MP Warren Entsch makes kamikaze penalty rates pledge

Turnbull government MP Warren Entsch is prepared to lose his seat defending the Fair Work Commission's controversial decision to recommend reducing Sunday penalty rate cuts.

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Where are the working-class characters on today's Australian TV?

What do the recent mini-series Hoges, about the life of Paul Hogan, and the Fair Work Commission ruling regarding reducing Sunday penalty rates for some workers have in common? Not much maybe on the surface, but both events made me think about how of

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Fair Work Ombudsman warns of cutting ties with Domino's amid wages saga

Australia's workplace watchdog has signalled it may take a harder line against pizza chain Domino's amid mounting allegations of rampant wage fraud and worker exploitation in its stores.

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Apprentice pay dispute heads to Federal Court

Employers have appealed to the Federal Court to overturn a Fair Work Commission decision that left them open to millions of dollars worth of back-pay claims by apprentices.

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Penalty rate cuts should be gradual: PM

Penalty rate cuts should be gradual: PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he wants the Fair Work Commission to minimise the impact of Sunday penalty rate cut on workers by implementing the changes gradually.

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Malcolm Turnbull ducks and weaves on support for penalty rate cuts

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused to say whether he supports the Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of Australian workers, instead backing the independence of the body and indicating the governmen

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Malcolm Turnbull avoids giving his position on penalty rate cuts

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused to say whether he supports the Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of Australian workers, instead backing the independence of the body and indicating the governmen

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Malcolm Turnbull ducks questions on his penalty rate cut position

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused to say whether he supports the Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of Australian workers, instead backing the independence of the body and indicating the governmen

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Malcolm Turnbull lines up Bill Shorten as he warms to tough penalty-cut argument

There is no arguing with the proposition that Malcolm Turnbull has the tougher task on the Fair Work Commission's ruling to cut Sunday penalty rates.

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Fair Work Commission Vice President Graeme Watson issues his last judgement

Fair Work Commission Vice President Graeme Watson has broken with tradition by issuing his own separate decision on the future of paid domestic violence leave ahead of a single majority decision being made.

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Canberra's small business, casual employees on Fair Work Commission rate cuts

Canberra's small business owners and casual employees have weighed in on Thursday's recommendation by the Fair Work Commission to cut weekend penalty rates.

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Reality check on insanity of wage growth

Do we have record low interest rates? Tick. Stagnant wages and chronic underpayment of workers? Definite tick. Added to that, wages for many actually will fall thanks to the Fair Work Commission decision on Sunday penalty rates ("Paying the penalt

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LUSH won't slash penalty rates after Fair Work decision

Eco friendly beauty store LUSH has refused to slash penalty rates after the Fair Work Commission cut Sunday and holiday wages.

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Domino's Pizza faces 11 per cent wage hike: Deutsche Bank

Domino's pay practices have come under the spotlight thanks to a Fair Work Ombusdman investigation into alleged underpayment of staff.

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Do we have record low interest rates? Tick. Stagnant wages and chronic underpayment of workers? Definite tick. Added to that, wages for many actually will fall thanks to the Fair Work Commission decision on Sunday penalty rates ("Paying the penalt

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Why penalty rates for shift workers should be sharply higher

This is interesting: the Fair Work Commission has pretty much agreed with the Productivity Commission's recommendations on penalty rates, so penalty rates should be sharply higher for everyone on shift work.

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	Small Sydney businesses praise Sunday penalty rate cuts

Small Sydney businesses praise Sunday penalty rate cuts

Sydney business owners have embraced the Fair Work Commission shock ruling, which will see retail, hospitality and fast-food workers have their Sunday penalty rates cut.

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	Bill Shorten blasts Fair Work Commission penalty rates cut

Bill Shorten blasts Fair Work Commission penalty rates cut

Labor leader Bill Shorten has broken a promise he made less than a year ago to respect the Fair Work Commission's decision. In April, he vowed to accept its independence but that changed on Thursday.

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