Employers in 2015 continue the campaign to abolish or limit penalty rates, read SMH
A new 2015 temporary-entry permit proposed by the Department of Immigration to allow overseas workers to stay in Australia for a year without a 457 visa would create open slather on the Australian labour market at the same time it faces growing unemployment.
The change would mean overseas workers would not have to apply for a 457 working visa, which imposes stricter entry requirements including English language tests. Employers are also required to demonstrate they have looked for local workers before giving jobs to employees from overseas, under a 457 visa. We know full well that the entry requirements and means testing are nowhere near as strict as they should be, but this is just a slap in the face.
Working Life on 2015
ACTU issues survey http://www.australianunions.org.au/our-voice-2014
New push to give casual workers the right to permanent work.
Unions are pushing to give more than two million casual workers in Australia the right to become permanent employees.
Chris Slee on CFMEU