Thursday, June 29, 2006

25% of AWAs being investigated for breaches of minimum standards

The AFR reports (not online) that the employment regulator is investigating almost a quarter of new Australian Workplace Agreements for breaches of the pay and condition minimum standards:
  • 14% of AWAs have been found to underpay workers
  • 11% have breached leave standards.

The Office of the Employment Advocate urges some caution with these figures however as the sample is small. That said, it's a troubling start.

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