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Big jump in domestic violence assistance: WGEA

The gap between male and female full-time earnings has narrowed slightly over the past year, but there has been a substantial rise in adoption of domestic violence policies and leave by employers, according to the WGEA.

Union leader reverses claim about complainants

Together Queensland leader Alex Scott has today withdrawn comments he made to Workplace Express 18 months ago in which he indicated that former union employees who complained about alleged covert monitoring of their electronic communications had done so as part of an "orchestrated campaign".

Senior MUA official loses entry permit

The FWC has refused to renew MUA Sydney branch secretary Paul McAleer's entry permit, ruling that he has "repeatedly preferred the interests of his union and/or its members over compliance with industrial laws."

Judgment awaited on FEG casual case

With multiple class actions against labour hire companies on hold pending the result of a landmark case on casual employment, the Federal Court has reserved judgment on whether FEG claims can be set off against casual loading already paid if their employers go bust.

Porter rejects call to release "secret" amendments

The Morrison Government has rejected a Labor call to immediately release the amendments to the "Ensuring Integrity" Bill that have been negotiated with Senate crossbenchers.

Court makes important industrial action ruling

A Federal Court judge has rejected union arguments that a single period of industrial action might involve only one instance of "organising" that action.

Bench hears new push to find employment relationship at Uber

A former Uber Eats worker is today seeking to convince an FWC full bench that she is an employee because the gig economy giant exercised "practical control" over her, as it began hearing her bid to overturn an earlier ruling.

"Team bash 'em" prompts hospital guard's $2.7m claim

A hospital security guard is suing the State of Queensland for $2.7 million, claiming it discriminated against him on the basis of a psychiatric disorder he suffered after witnessing colleagues' violence against mental health patients.