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France: The Loi Travail – Briefing 2

This briefing summarises the Macron reforms to consolidate works councils and other employee representative bodies, through the ordonnance on “the new organisation of social and economic dialogue and encouraging the exercise and importance of trade union responsibilities”.

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France: The Loi Travail – Introduction

One of Emmanuel Macron’s key campaign promises was the reform of laws relating to employees partly, in order to help French companies respond in a more flexible manner to the challenges they are facing to become more competitive in the … Continue reading

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Australia: Latest data on enterprise bargaining wages trends – March 2017 quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for January-March 2017 was released by the Department of Employment yesterday. This data is a valuable tool for benchmarking during any enterprise agreement negotiations you have coming up. The latest report reveals that: Across … Continue reading

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Australia: Banking and Finance Bargaining Update

Issue #1 2017 In this edition we will discuss the Senate Committee Inquiry into corporate avoidance of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the progress of the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017 (Cth) as well as trends in … Continue reading

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UK: Legislation – Employment law reform proposals during the Summer 2017 General Election

The main parties' manifestos for the general election all contained numerous proposed employment law reforms, the Conservatives promising "the greatest expansion in workers' rights by any Conservative government in history" while Labour included a 20 point "plan for security and equality … Continue reading

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Australia: Wages trends in enterprise bargaining – latest data

The 'Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining' report for October-December 2016 was released by the Department of Employment this week. Across the country, Victoria recorded the highest annual wages increases of 3.6%, compared to the Australian Capital Territory with the lowest at … Continue reading

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Asia: The Role of Unions

Unions are becoming increasingly prevalent across Asia. Here we take a look at which aspects of the employment relationship unions may be involved in Singapore, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.

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Australia: The new NERR – another bargaining stumbling block?

From 3 April 2017, there is a new look to the most controversial form in enterprise bargaining – the notice of employee representational rights (NERR). The NERR is the form an employer must use to notify employees, when enterprise bargaining … Continue reading

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Australia: The right to vote – casual academics and enterprise bargaining

Two recent decisions have provided some important guidance on the obligation for employers to include, or not include, casual employees in enterprise bargaining processes under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act).1 These cases are of particular relevance to universities, given … Continue reading

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Australia: Employers do not need to hold out for legislative change to activate useful enterprise bargaining levers

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a very familiar industrial relations dynamic play out in the media. Imminent strike. Employees demand higher wages. Employer offers a 2.5% increase. Employees reject the offer because similar interstate roles receive higher pay. Employer claims that … Continue reading

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