Working nine to ... three? Sweden trials a six-hour work day

The eight hour day may have its origins in Australia, but Sweden is set to take it to the next level – by reducing it to six. Read more

Coalition split on paid parental leave sparks Joe Hockey budget warning
The government is split on Tony Abbott’s signature paid parental leave (PPL) scheme, as three National senators committed to vote against the scheme... Read more

Union membership falling and is lowest in WA, statistics show
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed just 13.7 per cent of WA workers belong to a union, compared to a national average of around 17 per cent... Read more

WA Libs back cut to Sunday pay rates
WA Liberal MPs are backing a push from business groups to cut Sunday penalty rates, saying they no longer reflected the reality of the modern workforce. Read more

Australia Post to split in two, 900 jobs to be axed
Australia Post has defended the *introduction of a user-pays system for business mail, as part of a dramatic restructuring and cost cutting *program which begins with the axing of 900 management and *administrative jobs. Read more

ACT workplace death case the first to charge manager

The ACT will be the first jurisdiction to charge a senior company manager over the death of a worker in a workplace accident. Read more

Ostracism: worse than workplace bullying
Researchers from a Canadian university looked at the impact workplace ostracism has on the health of employees, and found that workplace exclusion was more harmful than bullying. Read more