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Penalty rate cuts will hurt regional areas most

THE peak body of Catholic employers in NSW has rejected the Productivity Commission’s argument that cutting workers’ penalty rates would result in increased job opportunities. The Catholic Commission for Employment Relations’ executive director, Tony Farley, visited Moree Centrecare on Monday and discussed workplace mission statements and values, personal values and the commission’s recommendation to reduce…

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CCER want penalty rates to be cared about

We need leaders to care about the young and disadvantaged in our society. Penalty rates legitimately compensate employees for working long hours or at unsociable times. These proposed changes would result in our most vulnerable low-paid workers needing to work extra hours to receive the same income. As a major employer, we simply don’t agree…

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CCER recommendations endorsed by Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report into its review of the workplace relations framework. The report finds that Australia’s workplace relations system is not ‘dysfunctional’ and overall works well, although some aspects ‘need repair not replacement’. A number of the Productivity Commission’s key draft recommendations endorse the specific proposals put forward by CCER…

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CCER shines a light on engagement at Vivid Ideas

This month, Tony Farley presented as part of a panel at Vivid Ideas, the annual City of Sydney celebration of innovation, creativity and community. The sold-out event, Future of Work, was hosted at Google HQ and took a look at how work is changing in Australia, how we compare to the world and how organisations…

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