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Lessons from apology to Joel Wilkinson for blackface incident

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Miles Heffernan says the recent royal sideshow highlights the difficulties of working in family firms. Of course, The British royals, who actually refer to themselves as ‘The Firm’, are a special case given the relentless focus on the gilded cage they live in. But Miles says, we can still learn from the Windsors about the …

joel wilkinson gold coast suns

Miles Heffernan says the recent apology from the AFL and Gold Coast Suns to former player Joel Wilkinson illustrates that racial discrimination remains a workplace issue.  Wilkinson previously filed a complaint in the Human Rights Commission over racism. His complaint arose from a 2013 Wacky Wednesday event when two of Wilkinson’s teammates dressed in blackface. …

1800forked ir claims miles heffernan

Industrial Relations Claims recently took a harder approach in their advocacy for workers and contractors. I asked Miles Heffernan from IR Claims about the reason for the company’s new phone number, 1800FORKED. “I’m sick of the bullshit. We’ve been in this game a long time, and we still see employers simply ignoring worker’s rights. This …

Coles and Woolworths

After last year’s $300 million underpayment scandal at Woolworths, we now see another supermarket giant caught up in a similar scandal with Coles admitting to $20 million in underpayments. FFS! Can’t these supermarkets count? The giant supermarket chains have computer inventory systems that track stock from the paddock to the trolley. Their software controls produce …