BOXED TREATS

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Es­tom­ago:AGas­tro­nomicS­tory : The quirky tale of Brazil­ian jail­bird Nonato, whose tal­ent for cook­ing helps him work his way up the prison ranks. To­day, 12.05pm, World Movies. back­lash over pro­posed new in­dus­trial re­la­tions laws for the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try ( FoodDe­tec­tive , May 9) has prompted an about face by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. Min­is­ter for Em­ploy­ment and Work­place Re­la­tions Ju­lia Gil­lard has agreed to rec­om­mend a sep­a­rate award for the food in­dus­try, fol­low­ing a cam­paign by Restau­rant & Ca­ter­ing Aus­tralia to have mem­bers re­moved from a gen­eral ho­tels award un­der which crip­pling over­time rates threat­ened to send thou­sands of restau­rants and cater­ers to the wall.

Gil­lard has writ­ten to the Aus­tralian In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Com­mis­sion ask­ing it to cre­ate a new award for the food ser­vice sec­tor and to es­tab­lish a penalty rate and over­time reg­i­men that ap­pro­pri­ately recog­nises the restau­rant and ca­ter­ing in­dus­try’s

What­toEatNow:Au­tumn : Culi­nary ex­plorer Valen­tine Warner takes on the ladies of Bri­tain’s Women’s In­sti­tute and en­ters his sloe gin and black­berry jelly in a com­pe­ti­tion to find the tasti­est dessert. Sun­day, 7pm, Life­Style Food.

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