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Chinese shoe manufacturing workers take industrial action
09/04/14 - Workers employed by the world’s largest athletic shoe maker at a factory in southern China are taking industrial action against their employer.
Higher productivity requires community support: BHP
01/04/14 - BHP Billiton director Malcolm Broomhead says labour productivity issues in Australia need to be fixed, and says the issue requires community support.
Govt funding cut hits low-paid garment workers: TCF union
31/03/14 - The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union has criticised the federal government’s decision to end funding to Ethical Clothing Australia
Former electrical company boss fined $8 K for underpaying worker
26/03/14 - The former owner and operator of an electrical manufacturer has been fined nearly $8,000 for exploiting a migrant worker.
The contracting quandary
17/03/14 - The perennial issue of whether a person is or should be engaged as a contractor or employee continues to baffle...
Abbott government to look closely at workplace relations
07/03/14 - The Productivity Commission inquiry into the Fair Work Act will cover pay and conditions, penalty rates, workplace flexibility, and militant unions.
Martin Ferguson
04/03/14 - Federal Liberal backbencher Dan Tehan has suggested penalty rates need to be changed and wants Sunday loadings to be halved.
Government to introduce workplace flexibility legislation
21/02/14 - The Abbott Government will next week introduce legislation to allow workers to trade off conditions like penalty rates in return for more flexible hours.
Safety inspections on Bangladeshi garment factories begin
20/02/14 - Safety experts have commenced a program of inspections of 1,500 garment factories in the impoverished nation of Bangladesh.
Workplace deregulation won't boost productivity
10/02/14 - The University of Melbourne's Bill Harley discusses workplace deregulation's 'meaninglessness'in policy reform.
Toyota needs a new approach to avoid the road to nowhere
20/12/13 - The Productivity Commission will today release the preliminary report of its inquiry into Australian automotive manufacturing industries.
NZ smelter may have to pay $19M in lieu day payments
11/12/13 - Management at the Tiwai Pt aluminum smelter claim they may have to pay workers up to NZ$19 million ($17.3 million) in lieu day payments.

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